Category: Baby Vision

Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma - eye cancer in child

Retinoblastoma is an uncommon eye cancer impacting about 300 children each year. The disease occurs most often in children under the age of 4 years, with 80% of cases taking place under age 3 years and virtually none above age 6 years. Many children (99%) with this disease will be cured.

Updated: February 22, 2018 — 7:44 am

What Age Can Child Wear Contact Lenses?

contact lenses for children

Using and caring for contacts in a way that keeps your eyes and vision at their best is more involved than simply wearing glasses. But what’s the proper age to begin wearing contacts? Here are some suggestions and factors to consider for browsing that first time wearing contact lenses.

Updated: January 9, 2018 — 10:22 am

How Long Do Babies See Black and White

when can babies see color

Even in the womb babies can tell the difference between light and dark. And at birth, they see shapes by following the lines where light and dark meet. Yet, they are several weeks old prior to they can see their first primary color – red.

Updated: December 12, 2017 — 7:17 am

Swollen Tear Duct

swollen tear duct in adults

Swollen tear ducts, or dacryocystitis, is an inflammation of the tear drainage system in one or both eyes that cause excessive tearing, and often inflammation and discharge in spite of there being no presence of allergies, cold, or other issues. This can happen to people at any age, however it is most generally observed in […]

Updated: October 23, 2017 — 4:38 am

Exotropia (Wall-Eyes)

Exotropia

Definition: Exotropia (also known as wall-eyes) is a form of strabismus where the eyes are deviated outside. It is the reverse of esotropia. People with exotropia typically experience crossed diplopia. Intermittent exotropia is a fairly typical condition. “Sensory exotropia” takes place in the existence of bad vision. Infantile exotropia (in some cases called “hereditary exotropia”) […]

Updated: July 6, 2017 — 8:20 am

Eye Patches for Kids

Getting children to use eye patches

An eyepatch or eye pad is a little patch that is worn in front of one eye. It may be a cloth patch attached around the head by a rubber band or by a string, an adhesive bandage, or a plastic device which is clipped to a pair of glasses. It is typically worn by […]

Updated: July 4, 2017 — 1:30 am

Eye Muscle Repair Surgery

Cataracts

Eye muscle repair is surgery (also known as Repair of cross-eye; Resection and recession; Strabismus repair; Extraocular muscle surgery) to correct eye muscle issues that cause strabismus (crossed eyes).

Updated: June 19, 2017 — 7:02 am

Computer and Your Kid

Glasses for Kids

Kids and computers are almost inseparable nowadays. With lots of school-age kids as well as preschoolers spending hours in front of a computer every day, it’s worth considering what effects computers might have on your children’s eyes and their vision.

Updated: June 14, 2017 — 10:03 am

Astigmatism in Children and Other Preschoolers Vision Problems

What Causes Short Sightedness in Children

During the preschool years from ages 3 to 6, your child will be tweak the vision and visual abilities he already has developed during the infant and young child years.

Updated: June 11, 2017 — 6:58 am

Elevated Intraocular Pressure In Children

Elevated Intraocular Pressure In Children

The eyeball has to preserve a specific level of tension, or pressure, within the eye to keep it from collapsing. A series of canals within the eye constantly drain pipes fluid to keep intraocular pressure, frequently called IOP, within this range. Children, including infants, as well as adults can develop raised intraocular pressure. Elevated pressure […]

Updated: June 6, 2017 — 7:42 am
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