To ensure good eye health and optimal vision for life it is necessary to have annual examinations by an eye care professional. When it comes to children a pediatric ophthalmologist is the best eye care choice because they not only have the training needed to specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases of the eyes but also the experience in working with children and analyzing the delicate development of the youngest eyes. While many serious diseases of the eyes happen as we age there are others that can occur during childhood, especially those conditions that can affect the retina. Our children’s retina doctor in Ore Valley, Dr. Christianne Schoedel, MD has been caring for the eyes of infants and children in the area for more than 17 years.
Children can be born with or develop a number of eye conditions ranging from those that mis-coordinate the movement of the eyes to focal problems as well as those that involve more serious issues concerning the retina or other parts of the eye. Our doctor will test the young child’s eye tracking and focusing skills. When our children’s retina doctor in Ore Valley suspects that there maybe an issue within the eye’s retina where incoming light is focused she will often use a angiogram to detect abnormal or leaking blood vessels in cases of retinopathy due to juvenile diabetes or other factors, the treatment may entail the use of laser therapy and/or medication.
Our children’s retina doctor in Ore Valley tests for more common childhood eye disorders such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, crossed-eyes, dyslexia and color-blindness. Most of the time these conditions can be treated with the use of vision corrections in eyeglasses or with contact lenses for older children. Strabismus is a wondering or misalignment of one or both eyes and may or may not be noticeable to the parents. This disorder needs to be treated as early as possible so that the child can learn to coordinate both eyes and not have essential learning be impacted. Please bring your child to our office for an eye and vision evaluation by our doctor.
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