Far or near vision problems are found in one in every three children in Turkey. This situation can negatively affect the success of children in all areas of their lives. Attention! It is very important not to be late …
Untreated or delayed eye disorders are extremely difficult to treat in the coming years. Maybe it’s time to introduce the little one to the ophthalmologist. Early diagnosis of eye disorder is very important in order not to experience psychological and physiological problems in the future. One of the doctors of Dünyagöz Etiler Hospital, Op. Dr. Elvan Yalçın told us what we need to know about eye health …
How important is regular eye examination in children?
We recommend families to regularly take their children of school age to the doctor. In this way, the problem of low vision in one or both eyes, the diseases causing it and strabismus are detected early. In order to protect the eyes of children in the 0-16 age group, it is necessary to have regular eye exams immediately after birth, or at the age of 6-12 months, before starting school and during the school.
When should the first eye examination of babies be done?
In preterm babies, an eye examination is absolutely necessary between 4-6 weeks after birth. In other words, the baby must have an eye examination before 36 weeks. Performing an eye examination of all newborns within the first month is important in terms of timely diagnosis and successful treatment, including premature retinopathy, such as many eye diseases, eye pressure, eye laziness, tear duct obstruction and strabismus.
WHAT ARE THE EYE DISEASES AND SYMPTOMS IN CHILDREN?
The frequency of visual impairment increases with age. Amblyopia, strabismus, myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism are the most common problems in children. The problems of premature babies, that is premature babies, can be much different and large, so early diagnosis of eye problems in babies and children is of great importance.
• eye shift
Eyelid drop, tear
• Do not look with one eye closed
• Reading very closely
• Watching TV closely
• Do not look down squinting
• Don’t miss your reading
• Using fingers to determine where he reads
• Clumsy behavior
• Do not look down on your head
Frequent eyes scratching
• Being unable to focus the gaze even though the baby is three months old.