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Pediatric Ophthalmology in Asia

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Asia performing Pediatric Ophthalmology (children eye treatments).

Gleneagles Global Hospitals

The Gleneagles Global Hospital Chennai Pediatrics division covers all major transplants with the highest success rate in India.

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Pediatric Ophthalmology is available at Global Hospitals Chennai

Rambam Medical Center

The Department of Pediatrics A cares for children with internal and chronic disorders within the field of general pediatric medicine. The department's main areas of care are juvenile diabetes, sleep disorders, neurology and neurology rehabilitation, infectious diseases,and gastrointestinal diseases.

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Pediatric Ophthalmology is available at Rambam Medical Center

Listed pediatrician:

Dr. Abraham Lorber, MD

Director, Pediatric Cardiology

Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

A tertiary care hospital servicing local and international patients with modern facilities and over 110 consultants that cover a wide array of specialties.

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Pediatric Ophthalmology is available at Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

8 listed pediatricians:

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Dr. Zuraidah Ibrahim

Paediatric Urology neonatal surgery

Dr. Vernon VV Lee

Ultrasound in Paediatric Screening & Diagnosis

Sunway Medical Centre

Paediatrics is a specialist field for the medical needs of infants, children and adolescents, usually up to the age of 18 years. Paediatrics adopts a holistic approach and aims to minimise the adverse effects of disease, while allowing children to live as normal a life as possible.

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Pediatric Ophthalmology is available at Sunway Medical Centre

9 listed pediatricians:

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Dr. Rajini Sarvananthan

Developmental Pediatrics

Dr. Rosalie Yip

Pediatric Cardiology

Raffles Hospital

A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.

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Pediatric Ophthalmology is available at Raffles Hospital

6 listed pediatricians:

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Dr. Chu Hui Ping

Paediatric gastroenterology

Dr. Veronica Toh

Neonatal intensive care

Apollo Hospital Chennai

The Department of Pediatric Cardiology at Apollo Children's Hospitals is one of the leading Centres of Excellence in Pediatric Cardiology in the region. In one of its many firsts, the Apollo Children's Hospitals is the first in Chennai to have Transoesphagal 3D Echo facilities.

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Pediatric Ophthalmology is available at Apollo Hospital Chennai

24 listed pediatricians:

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Dr. Prasad Manne

Pediatric Cardiology

Dr. C S Muthukumaran

Pediatric Cardiology

Sheba Medical Center

The largest medical centre in Israel and the Middle East, internationally renowned for it's medical excellence. Around 31,000 inpatients are treated annually.

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Pediatric Ophthalmology is available at Sheba Medical Center

5 listed pediatricians:

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Dr. Bilik Ron

Director of the Department of Pediatric Surgery

Dr. Amichai Brezner

Director of the Pediatric Rehabilitation, Edmond & Lily Safra Children's Hospital

Chaophya Hospital

The Chaophya Hospital is a JCI accredited, tertiary private hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, which has been in operation since 1991. It has an international department which offers a comprehensive range of supporting services to foreign patients.

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Pediatric Ophthalmology is available at Chaophya Hospital

33 listed pediatricians:

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Prof. Kritvikrom Durongpisitkul

Pediatric Cardiology

Prof. Montri Tuchinda

Pediatric Allergy & Immunology

Artemis Health Institute

“Every year is vital in the life of a child.” - Jack McConnell

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Pediatric Ophthalmology is available at Artemis Health Institute

5 listed pediatricians:

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Dr. Sanjay Sarup

Director, Department of Pediatric Orthopedics & Spine Surgery, Head of Orthopedics (Unit II)

Dr. Rajiv Chhabra

Head of Pediatrics & Neonatology

St. Luke's Medical Center

A JCI accredited multi-specialty medical institute which has been serving patients from the Philippines and all over the world for over a century. It has over 600 inpatient beds and 1,700 affiliated medical consultants.

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Pediatric Ophthalmology is available at St. Luke's Medical Center

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About Pediatric Ophthalmology

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


What is pediatric ophthalmology?

This is a sub-specialty of medicine that deals with diseases of the eye, vision care and visual development in infants, children, and adolescents.


Why see a pediatric ophthalmologist?

In addition to the medical expertise needed to treat eye disease and disorders in children, pediatric ophthalmologists have further training in examining children. They also have the most knowledge of possible conditions that affect children.

They focus on the visual system’s development and a range of diseases that affect visual development in children. Pediatric ophthalmologists can perform complex surgical procedures of the eye. In other cases, they manage eye problems in children using medications and glasses.


Training

Pediatric ophthalmologists are medical doctors who have completed 4 years of medical school, 1 year of internship, a 3-year residency program and at least 1-year fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology.


Conditions treated
  • Infections: Such as conjunctivitis
  • Strabismus: This is a misalignment of the eyes which is commonly known as crossed eyes because of the inward turning gaze. It is often associated with amblyopia. Strabismus also applies to other misalignments such as downward, upward or outward turning eye.
  • Amblyopia: This is when the vision in one eye is considerably better than the other eye. Amblyopia is also called a lazy eye.
  • Refractive errors: These include nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.

Genetic disorders
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • nystagmus
  • Ptosis
  • Pediatric cataracts
  • Visual inattention
  • Abnormal vision development
  • Pediatric glaucoma
  • Congenital malformations
  • Orbital tumors
  • Accommodative insufficiency
  • Preferred head postures also referred to as torticollis
  • Asthenopia and convergence insufficiency
  • Evaluation of visual issues in education such as attention deficit disorder and dyslexia

Examinations done by pediatric ophthalmologists

  • Vision assessment: Different methods are used by pediatric ophthalmologists to test a child’s eyesight. The age is what determines which test will be used to assess vision.
  • Motility examination: This test is required for effective planning of medical and surgical management of strabismus. It uses quantitative measurements of ocular misalignment.
  • Determination of refractive error: This test is done after dilation to determine an objective measurement. It determines if there is a need for glasses and if so how strong they need to be.
  • Biomicroscopy and dilated fundus examinations: This investigates the presence of eye diseases related to systemic diseases such as neurologic pathology, diabetes, genetic abnormalities, glaucoma, and cataracts.
  • Examination under anesthesia (EUA): This is used to diagnose and treat children who are unable to get adequate examination or treatment in the doctor’s office.

Treatments provided by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Medical treatments: these include medicines such as antibiotics, antiviral and steroids.
  • Prescriptions for glasses
  • Prescription for contact lenses.
  • Amblyopia therapy
  • Occlusion therapy: This involves using techniques which encourage the brain to pay attention to the weaker eye. It also corrects significant refractive errors.
  • Patching
  • Topical therapy
  • Systemic therapy
  • Surgical Procedures: These include excision of chalazia, probe, as well as irrigation for congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction also referred to as blocked tear duct, eye muscle surgery for strabismus and pediatric cataract extraction including the use of intraocular lenses.nts.

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