Pediatric ophthalmology is a sub-specialty of ophthalmology deals with the diseases of eye, vision care and development in children.
Pediatric ophthalmologists are the physicians who must complete
• At least 4 years of medical school
• 1-year internship
• 3-year residency in ophthalmology
• And 1-2 year post fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology
Pediatric ophthalmologists are qualified in managing various eye problems, performing critical eye surgeries and suggesting eyeglasses and contact lenses to the children.
Pediatric ophthalmologists are specifically trained to handle various eye disorders, such as eye infections; conjunctivitis, strabismus, amblyopia, ptosis, blocked tear ducts, nystagmus, retinopathy of prematurity, pediatric cataracts, visual inattention, abnormal vision development, pediatric glaucoma, orbital tumours, genetic disorders, congenital malformations, refractive errors (myopia , hyperopia and astigmatism), accommodative insufficiency, convergence insufficiency, asthenopia, dyslexia and attention deficit disorder.