What are the symptoms of inherited Retinal Diseases in children?
Inherited retinal diseases in children are really a very specialist area and there are very few people in the UK who are truly able to provide appropriate care for these children.
The types of symptoms that you might notice and be concerned that your child may have inherited a retinal disease include difficulty with reading, difficulty at school – possibly not seeing the whiteboard and having to sit further forward in the class or having to sit really close to the TV.
Many children that I see have tried several different spectacles and they are still unable to see. At that point, it is best to see an expert, such as myself, who has the appropriate knowledge and access to the appropriate imaging facilities to make appropriate diagnoses.
More about Michel Michaelides
Professor Michel Michaelides is a Professor of Ophthalmology at Clinica London. His special expertise is in Retinal Diseases, including Inherited Retinal Diseases, Age Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy and Maculopathy, and Retinal Vein Occlusions.
He has over 16 years experience in treating people with eye problems just like you, and has published extensively in scientific journals about diabetic eye disease, age-related macular degeneration and inherited eye disease, and also lead multiple clinical trials investigating novel therapies. At Clinica London, he is responsible for Retinal Diseases both in adults and children.