Paediatric Services

Common childhood eyesight problems

  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Strabismus – often referred to as squints
  • Amblyopia – often referred to as lazy eye
  • Refractive errors (focusing errors of the eye requiring glasses correction)
  • External eye diseases and diseases of the cornea (clear window at the front of the eye)
  • Children’s low vision
  • Problems with the eye socket, tear glands and eyelids
  • Congenital, infantile and childhood cataracts
  • Diseases of the retina including inherited retinal disease and retinal detachments
  • Childhood and congenital Glaucoma
  • Uveitis – an inflammatory eye condition

Genetic eye disorder conditions

  • Metabolic eye disease
  • Disorders in eye development
  • Anophthalmia and microphthalmia – children born without eyes or with very small eyes