Pediatric

What is AAPOS and what are the requirements to become of member of AAPOS?

AAPOS is the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. To be an active member of AAPOS, a Pediatric Ophthalmologist has to complete one or two additional years of approved fellowship training following a three-year residency in comprehensive ophthalmology. Members are certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.  A pediatric ophthalmologist devotes at least 75% [...]

What types of examinations do pediatric ophthalmologists perform?

Vision assessment- Particular skills are needed to test a child’s eyesight, especially in the pre-school child. Different methods are used for different ages. Determination of refractive error (the need for and strength of glasses) - This testing is performed after dilation in most pediatric patients to ascertain an objective measurement. Motility examinations- Quantitative measurements of [...]

What kinds of treatments do pediatric ophthalmologists provide?

Medical treatments: Prescriptions for glasses and/or contact lenses. Amblyopia (“lazy eye”) therapy including glasses, patching and pharmacologic treatment. Topical and or/systemic therapy for eye infections, chalazia, glaucoma, blocked tear ducts, and inflammation on the eye or in the eye.  Medicines include antibiotics, antivirals and steroids. Surgical Procedures: Probe and Irrigation for congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction [...]