Careful attention to physical appearance, behavioral changes and complaints from your child can assist in the early detection and treatment of eye disorders. Often parents, grandparents or caregivers are the first to detect problems.
Symptoms of Eye Problems
Signs and symptoms of potential eye problems may include:
Eyes turn in or out and do not focus
Redness in the eyes
Swelling of the eyes
Eyes are sensitive to light
Eyes appear to bulge
Drainage from the eyes
Rubbing eyes excessively
Tilting head to see
Difficulty in performing "close up" tasks
Jiggly or dancing eyes
Abnormal-sized eyes (too large or too small)
The symptoms of eye problems may resemble other medical conditions. Always consult your child's physician for a diagnosis.