Children’s eyes archive

Children’s eye conditions are commonly treated at Clinica London. These conditions include the following:

Ashwin Reddy treats children’s eye conditions at Clinica London.  Mr Reddy is very experienced and highly trained in treating children. We often blog about the different conditions, their treatment, and the technology we use to treat these conditions.

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Blogs about children’s eyes

Outdoor activities help to arrest the progression of myopia

What's the best thing you can do for your myopic child? The answer is simple: get them outdoors into the fresh air. Research has shown that while indoor activities in artificial light encourage the progression of myopia in children, outdoor activities help to arrest this progression. This is because being outdoors requires us to use and strengthen our distance vision. In Europe, we are awaiting a new treatment to inhibit the progression of myopia - low-dose atropine eyedrops. However, until this becomes available in the UK, the best thing to do is encourage your child to go outside into natural light, away from artificial light, screens and indoor work.

By |2018-12-13T17:25:39+00:00October 24th, 2018|Children's Eyes, General Eye Conditions, Sajjad Ahmad|Comments Off on Outdoor activities help to arrest the progression of myopia

Your child may be suitable for a new treatment that could slow the progression of myopia

Eventually when we can treat patients with eye drops, and this is likely in the next couple of years, we will have to assess your child first. If your child is found to be suitable, then we will offer atropine treatment with the aim of slowing down the progression of myopia, not eliminating it.

By |2018-12-13T17:22:47+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Children's Eyes, General Eye Conditions|Comments Off on Your child may be suitable for a new treatment that could slow the progression of myopia

Myopia is a major problem for today’s children but we can treat it

Myopia is a growing problem for today’s children, but the reasons for its development are little understood. However, studies have linked our modern lifestyle with a tendency for more children to develop the condition, and at a younger age. Our changing lifestyle means that children spend more time indoors than the youngsters of 30 years ago, before the arrival of the internet and the prevalence of computers, iPads and other devices. Indoors, children are using their near vision to read and study more than they are using their distance vision outdoors. This increase in screen work has led to increased levels of myopia among children. If you would like to know more about treatment to reduce progression of myopia in your child, please get in touch.

By |2018-12-13T17:21:12+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Children's Eyes, General Eye Conditions|Comments Off on Myopia is a major problem for today’s children but we can treat it

How is my child’s lazy eye treated?

A lazy eye or amblyopia in a child is when the vision in one eye is not developing as well as the other. Treatment of a lazy eye has to be started as soon as possible in childhood in order to establish the complicated neural connections between the eye and the brain while they are still formative.

By |2018-12-12T16:22:51+00:00June 24th, 2017|Amblyopia, Children's Eyes|Comments Off on How is my child’s lazy eye treated?

What is a squint?

A squint is also known medically as strabismus. It is when one eye either wanders inwards or outwards. It can alternate and be sometimes the right eye or sometimes the left eye or be uniquely just one eye is turned in or out. It can be constant or part of the time.

By |2018-12-12T17:03:17+00:00June 16th, 2017|Children's Eyes, Squint|Comments Off on What is a squint?

Ptosis surgery: treatment processes in children’s eye surgery

The anaesthetist uses a little sleeping gas to make the child feel very cosy then gives the anaesthetic, and so they are unaware of needles, and ECGs monitoring equipment and unaware of the theatre surrounds.

By |2018-12-12T17:16:14+00:00April 17th, 2017|Children's Eyes, Ptosis, Upper Belpharoplasty|Comments Off on Ptosis surgery: treatment processes in children’s eye surgery

The symptoms of droopy eyelids in children

Ptosis is a drooping of the upper eyelids and can occur in children. Ptosis can be unilateral, bilateral or a little bit on both sides and asymmetrical. Ptosis can occur in children in which case it is called congenital. The congenital ptosis in children can interfere with the development of their vision.

By |2019-01-02T16:17:59+00:00April 14th, 2017|Children's Eyes|Comments Off on The symptoms of droopy eyelids in children