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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Black Eye (Ecchymosis)

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

Blepharitis

An inflammation of the eyelids, an uncomfortable condition involving redness and scaling of the edges of the eyelids, and burning of the eyes.

Blocked Tear Ducts

When the openings into the nasolacrimal duct have not formed properly, causing tears to pool in baby's eye, drain down the eyelid and cheek, or cause mucus or yellowish discharge.

Blood in the Eye (Hyphema)

Usually caused by blood in the anterior chamber, which is the front section of the eye's interior where fluid flows in and out, providing nourishment to the eye and surrounding tissues.

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

A bacterial infection of the skin that is characterized by swelling and tenderness.

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 as a result of the fluid aqueous humor — which normally flows in and out of the eye — not draining properly.

Conjunctivitis

Also known as "pink eye," an inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye, the membrane that lines the inside of the eye and also a thin membrane that covers the actual eye.

Corneal Abrasions

A scratch or injury to the cornea, which is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye.

Crossed-Eyes (Strabismus)

A condition in which the eyes are crossed.