When to see a pediatric ophthalmologist

When To See a Pediatric Ophthalmologist

If your child experiences any of the following, you should seek evaluation by a pediatric ophthalmologist:

  • Abnormal red eye in photos (irregularity in red reflex in digital photograph)
  • Eye pain and light sensitivity
  • Misalignment of the eyes (strabismus) beyond 3 months of age
  • Poor fixation and following response by 3 months of age
  • Drooping of an eyelid (Ptosis)
  • Tear duct obstruction over 6 months of age
  • Nystagmus (jiggling eye movements) at any age
  • Visible structural abnormalities of the eye
  • One eye appearing larger than the other
  • Premature birth
  • Family history of inheritable eye disorders such as childhood cataract, retinoblastoma, and strabismus

If you are interested in seeing one of our pediatric ophthalmologists, schedule an appointment with Eye Physicians of Central Florida, serving the people of Orlando, Maitland, Winter Park, Oviedo, Lake Mary, Heathrow, MetroWest, Kissimmee and more.

407-767-6411
Serving Central Florida areas not exclusive to Orlando, Maitland, MetroWest, Winter Park, Lake Mary, Oviedo.
Central Florida Counties: Orange and Seminole County

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