Conditions

Pediatric Eye Conditions

Our physicians make every attempt to stay at the forefront of treatment advances, making sure they provide our patients with the best care possible. We take specialized and evidence-based approaches to diagnosing and treating children’s eye conditions. The following is a list of conditions we treat.

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Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Amblyopia is when your child’s brain is not fully learning how to use one or both of the eyes. Learn more.

Black Eye (Ecchymosis)

Usually occurring from some type of trauma to the eye, causing the tissue around the eye to become bruised.

Blepharitis (Chalazion, Hordeolum/Stye)

Blepharitis is an inflammation in the meibomian glands in the eyelids and eyelashes. Read more.

Blocked Tear Ducts (Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction)

A blocked tear duct occurs when the tears can not drain properly from your eyes.  Learn more.

Blood inside the Eye (Hyphema)

A hyphema is blood in the front section of the eye (anterior chamber). Learn more.

Cataracts

A clouding or opaque area over the lens of the eye, preventing light passing through the lens to the retina, the light-sensitive lining in the back of the eye (uncommon in children).

Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a skin infection that can affect children of all ages. It's caused by bacteria that enter the skin through a break in the skin. Learn more here.

Chalazion

A painless persistent bump or swelling of the upper or lower eyelid, caused by a blockage of one of the glands in the eyelid. Treatment for a chalazion and a stye are similar.

Chemical Burns of the Eye

A medical emergency, the child should receive immediate medical care as chemical burns can result in a loss of vision and even a loss of the eye itself, if not treated promptly.

Childhood Glaucoma

A condition where the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises — which normally flows in and out of the eye — not draining properly.

Congenital Eye Diseases

Congenital eye diseases can affect any part of the eye and are often associated with cloudiness, increased eye pressure, irregularly shaped pupil, opacities in the lens, abnormalities of the retina and under development of the optic nerve.

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis, also known as "pink eye," is an inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.