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Childhood Glaucoma

Childhood Glaucoma​

Glaucoma in babies and young children is a rare yet serious condition that requires careful attention and specialized care. Unlike adult glaucoma, which typically develops later in life, pediatric glaucoma presents unique challenges due to the child’s developing eyes and limited ability to communicate symptoms. Early signs of glaucoma in infants and young children may include excessive tearing, extreme sensitivity to light, and tightly closed eyelids (blepharospasm). These symptoms may be subtle and easily overlooked, highlighting the importance of regular eye examinations, particularly for infants and young children at risk.

Diagnosing and managing glaucoma in pediatric patients requires a multidisciplinary approach involving pediatric ophthalmologists, pediatricians, and other healthcare professionals. Treatment typically involves surgical intervention to lower intraocular pressure and prevent further damage to the optic nerve. Common surgical procedures include trabeculotomy and goniotomy, which aim to improve the outflow of aqueous humor from the eye.

In addition to surgery, children with glaucoma often require ongoing monitoring and management to optimize visual outcomes and prevent complications. This may include the use of glasses to correct refractive errors and sometimes patching therapy to promote visual development in the affected eye.

At Insight Eye Clinic, we understand the unique needs of pediatric glaucoma patients and are committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive care. Our experienced team of pediatric ophthalmologists specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric eye conditions, including glaucoma. Through advanced surgical techniques, personalized treatment plans, and ongoing support, we strive to optimize vision and improve the quality of life for our young patients and their families.