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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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Corneal Abrasions

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

Corneal Infection (Keratitis, Corneal Ulcer)

A corneal infection (also referred to as keratitis) is wide-spread inflammation or infection of the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye. A corneal ulcer is infection in a specific area of the cornea and is often found with a corneal abrasion (or scratch). Learn more.

Crossed-Eyes (Strabismus)

Strabismus (crossed eyes) is a condition in which the eyes do not point in the same direction. Learn more about different types, causes, diagnosis, treatment.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the retina of the eye due to long-term high blood sugars. Learn more.

Droopy Eyelid (Ptosis)

Droopy eyelids (also known as ptosis) may be a congenital or acquired condition. Learn more.

Eyelid Lacerations

Eyelid lacerations are cuts to the eyelid caused by trauma. These cuts often require surgery to make sure that the eyelid heals well and functions properly. 

Foreign Bodies in the Eyes

Objects such as dust and sand may be flushed out with eye drops or water. If vision decreases, eyes are red or painful, there is discharge, trauma or bulging, see a healthcare provider.


An inflammation or infection of the cornea of the eye, which is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye.


Nystagmus is involuntary eye movements that make the eyes look like they are shaking. Learn more.

Orbital Fractures

An orbital fracture is a condition where one or more bones surrounding the eye are broken. Learn more.

Refractive Errors

Conditions which affect vision and may require corrective lenses for correction or improvement, including astigmatism, hyperopia and myopia.


Retinoblastoma is a rare eye cancer found in children which tends to run in families. Learn about retinoblastoma symptoms and treatment from Lurie Children's.