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Peditric And Gaeriatric Eye Care

Peditric And Gaeriatric Eye Care

Eye care of children and older adults are usually very delicate and requires variety of approaches to be taken during an eye examination.

Pediatrics is a branch of medicine that involves the medical care of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. Seeing that vision in children, to a very large extent, determines how they relate with the environment surrounding them, its therefore imperative to note that, the need for eye care for this group cannot be over-emphasized. The eye of an infant is substantially different physiologically from that of an adult and therefore these group of persons require a different approach in eye health care. It is recommended that children have their first complete vision evaluation before they are six(6) months of age, as there are series of eye conditions peculiar to children.

Geriatrics is another aspect of eye care that needs maximum care also. Complete ocular evaluations for the geriatric population as we pay special attention to signs of age-related diseases, such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, dry eye and cataracts. These examinations are recommended annually past the age of 65, even if there are no visual complaints or reported symptoms. Many common eye diseases progress very slowly and don’t generate symptoms until it is too late to prevent a degree of vision loss.

Systemic and metabolical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, Cholesterol and cardiovascular disease, which rise in frequency as people age, are strongly associated with eye health problems. A total geriatric eye exam will inspect for the signs or effects of these risk factors. Cataracts are perhaps the most prevalent ocular disease in the elderly, and another significant feature of geriatric eye care is quality preoperative and postoperative management for cataract surgery.

Our team of doctors which comprises professional Optometrists and Opthalmologists work exclusively with children of different age, manage developmental eye conditions of children and also treat and manage conditions of the eyes that affect the elderly as well. Our doctors are well trained to cater for eye conditions that are age specific and versatile in the various modes of approach in age related treated conditions.

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