What is a pediatric ophthalmologist?
Pediatric ophthalmology specialists diagnose and treat conditions that involve the eyes, including the physical characteristics of the eyes as well as disease.
The pediatric ophthalmology team at Scott & White provides both medical and surgical care of a child’s eyes, depending on the young patient’s needs. As a child grows, vision changes may occur, or the same conditions that affect adults, such as cataracts and glaucoma, may appear. Some children may be at risk for eye disease or need vision correction, especially if they were born prematurely, experienced developmental delays or brain injury, or have a family history of eye disease.
Regular vision screenings are essential to ensure the normal functioning of your child’s eyes.
What does a pediatric ophthalmologist treat?
The pediatric ophthalmology specialist at Scott & White treats patients with a spectrum of eye problems: