Paediatric Ophthalmology is a special branch of eye care that deals with diagnosing and treating eye issues in kids. A paediatric ophthalmologist is a doctor who has extra training in looking after children’s eye problems.


  • Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
  • Strabismus / Squint
  • Refractive Errors
  • Congenital Cataracts
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Ptosis
  • Paediatric Glaucoma
  • Retinoblastoma


  • Glasses – If your child has a refractive error such as near-sightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, glasses may be prescribed to correct their vision.
  • Contact Lenses – Contact lenses may be recommended for some children with refractive errors or other eye conditions.
  • Patching – Patching is a treatment for amblyopia that involves covering the stronger eye with a patch, which forces the weaker eye to work harder and strengthen the connection to the brain.
  • Surgery – Surgery may be necessary for some conditions such as strabismus, congenital cataracts, ptosis, and retinoblastoma. Paediatric ophthalmologists use special techniques and equipment to ensure the best possible outcomes for their young patients.
  • Medication – Some conditions such as paediatric glaucoma may be treated with medication to lower the pressure inside the eye.
  • Vision Therapy – Vision therapy involves a series of exercises and activities designed to improve the connection between the eyes and the brain, and may be recommended for some children with certain eye conditions.