At Center For Sight, we believe that good vision – starting in childhood – is the foundation for a happy, healthy life. We have the expertise needed to diagnose and treat your child’s eye issues early before they have the chance to lead to long-term vision problems. Even if issues are not believed to be severe, vision problems commonly affect children’s performance in school.
Center For Sight is proud to provide advanced pediatric eye care with the help of our pediatric ophthalmologist Dr. Selim T. Koseoglu.
Dr. Selim (as he is called by his young patients) is a board-certified ophthalmologist at Center For Sight with 20 years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric eye conditions and strabismus. He is our resident expert on all pediatric cases, an honor he doesn’t take lightly.
We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of many medical and surgical children’s eye disorders, including, but not limited to:
- Amblyopia (lazy eye)
- Strabismus (crossed eyes)
- Nasolacrimal duct obstruction
- Pediatric cataracts
While we’re experts in all things relating to children’s eye care, the two most common issues we treat are amblyopia and strabismus.
Strabismus (also called crossed eyes) is a very common condition in which the eyes are misaligned. It typically occurs when the muscles that control the movement of the eyes don’t work in unison and the eyes look in different directions. This can be the result of neurological issues or weakened muscles in the eye itself.
Not to be confused with amblyopia, one in 25 people in the US are diagnosed with strabismus during regular vision testing and eye exams. Strabismus can cause double vision due to the lack of proper alignment. Without treatment, strabismus will affect children’s vision and can lead to other vision issues depending on the severity of the misalignment.
Strabismus can be treated with glasses or, in more severe cases, surgery. Luckily, the team at Center For Sight is well equipped to handle even the most severe cases of strabismus.
You probably know this eye condition by its more common name of lazy eye. While strabismus and amblyopia are sometimes related, they are different conditions that require different treatment plans.
Amblyopia occurs when the vision in one eye doesn’t develop as it should, usually in early childhood. When a child’s brain receives both a blurry image and a clear one, it starts to ignore the blurry one. The problem compounds upon itself because the lower-quality image is ignored more and more by the brain as it deteriorates further.
It’s important that amblyopia is diagnosed and treated as early as possible because the longer it remains untreated, the more challenging it is to correct. Treatment later in childhood can be less effective, and eventually, the vision of the weaker eye may be permanently decreased.
While not every child will be able to achieve ideal vision, treatment is considered effective in preventing extensive vision issues in the affected eye. If you believe your child is experiencing amblyopia (or any eye care issues), Center For Sight has an expert team you can trust to provide excellent care for your child’s unique needs.