Amblyopia, or "lazy eye", is decreased vision in one, or both eyes, and treatable when properly diagnosed at a young age by a skilled eye care professional.
Unlike adult cataracts, pediatric cataracts are often present from birth and can affect one eye or both eyes. Most pediatric cataracts have no identifiable cause, and approximately 3 out of 10,000 children have cataracts in the U.S.
BLOCKED TEAR DUCT
A blocked tear duct in a child can result in chronic watery, teary eyes that can be accompanied by discharge. In about 95% of cases, children will outgrow the condition by the age of 12 to 14 months; however, some may require a probing of the tear duct to clear the blockage.
DERMOID CYST/BENIGN ORBITAL TUMOR
Dermoid cysts, or orbital tumors, are benign over-growths of non-cancerous tissue typically located on the eye orbit. They are often best treated with surgical intervention.
The manner in which our eyes work together to move inward when performing near work, such as reading, writing, working on a computer, etc., is called convergence. Common symptoms can include, but are not limited to, avoidance of near work, headaches, and eye strain.
As its name implies, red eye is when the white of the eye becomes red. The cause of red eyes can be due to allergies, an infection, a virus, or an injury. Treatment options can range from antibiotic eye drops to home-care remedies like cool compresses and rest.