Pediatric ENT specialist (otolaryngologist)
A pediatric ophthalmologist diagnoses and treats eye conditions in children from infancy up to 18 years old. Children should attend preventive examinations of a pediatric ophthalmologist annually starting from 1-year-old age.
Besides preventive examinations, please contact an ENT specialist in case you child has the following symptoms:
- impaired vision;
- dry or watery eyes;
- purulent discharge from the eyes;
- eye redness;
- eye injury.
If a child wears glasses, check the compliance of the lenses with the visual acuity 1-2 times a year. Children with endocrine pathologies and kidney diseases should regularly see an ENT doctor.
At the first examination the doctor will conduct complete computerized eye testing:
- external eye examination;
- visual acuity test;
- test to rule out strabismus;
- eye fundus exam (ophthalmoscopy);
- visual field testing;
- binocular vision test (if strabismus is detected);
- anterior chamber examination and slit-lamp exam of the vitreous body (if necessary);
- making a diagnosis (preliminary or final);
- recommendations or treatment prescription;
- scheduling of a follow-up visit for monitoring and adjustment of treatment (if necessary).