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Paediatric

Paediatric eye conditions can impact the health of children beyond visual impairment, and can lead to developmental and social disadvantage. The presentation of paediatric eye disease can be subtle, and clinical assessment is complex, requiring a high level of skill.

Click here to view a Paediatric Ophthalmology video presentation delivered by Dr Shivanand Sheth, Consultant Ophthalmologist at The Royal Children's Hospital and The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital.

Paediatric Ophthalmology Update for GPs (lecture delivered by Dr Shivanand Sheth)

Down's Syndrome - an Ophthalmic Overview (Dr Shivanand Sheth)

Children with Down's Syndrome are at increased risk for a variety of ophthalmic disorders, including strabismus, high refractive error, cataracts and lacrimal duct obstruction.

Prematurity and the visual system in childhood (Drs Shivanand Sheth and Lionel Kowal)

Preterm birth can compromise the developing ocular system, resulting in ophthalmic conditions such as retinopathy of prematurity, refractive errors, strabismus, and cerebral vision impairment.

Paediatric Conjunctivitis (Dr Shivanand Sheth)

Conjunctivitis is a common eye infection, especially among children under five. It is an inflammation (swelling and redness) of the conjunctiva which is the clear membrane that covers the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids.

Childhood Nystagmus 2017 (Dr Lionel Kowal, Director of the Ocular Motility Clinic at the Eye and Ear)

Nystagmus is a vision condition in which the eyes make repetitive, uncontrolled movements.

Penetrating Eye Injury (Dr Shivanand Sheth)

Children aged 11 to 15 years old have a particularly high incidence of severe eye injury compared with other age groups and injuries in boys outnumber girls by a ratio of 4 to 1.Only strabismus ranks higher in frequency as an indication for eye surgery in children; and trauma is the second most common cause of monocular visual loss in children after amblyopia.