Fair and lovely and yet….

Last week in the clinic, I met a lovely family. They had travelled a long way to seek advice for their 6-year-old daughter. What struck me as the child walked in was that she was much fairer skinned than both her parents.

When should I rub my eyes?

Spring is definitely a beautiful time of the year, with new leaves and blossoms. Unfortunately for many children it is synonymous with allergy season. Eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis can be quite troublesome and lead to some unpleasant consequences. Let us take a look at eye allergies.

A white eye? What is going on and what should you do?

A 6-month-old child was brought by parents for an eye examination. The child was not responding to objects. Parents reported that the child’s eyes showed a whitish discoloration of the cornea since birth.

Retinopathy and risk of blindness in premature infants

In the last few decades we have made huge strides in the care of the prematurely born child. The field of Neonatology, which deals with problems of the new-born has indeed grown in its depth and scope.

Pink Eye

Pink eye which is more popularly known as Madras Eye is a form of conjunctivitis. Conjunctiva is the outer layer of the eye ball which also coats the inside of the eyelids. When this becomes inflamed, the eye turns pink or red and the eyelids may become swollen.

Firecracker injuries to the eye and face:
Beware and Take Care

The festival of lights, Diwali or Deepavali is a time to celebrate the triumph of good over evil. It is celebrated in India and by the Indian diaspora who live in other countries. As part of the celebration, it is common to engage in play…

Vision screening in children

Vision screening by the primary care provider, usually a pediatrician or a school nurse is a standard practice in many parts of the world. Why is this important? This article covers the importance of vision screening in children and do read…

Squint (strabismus) is not a sign of good luck

In some parts of India, and in some communities, it is believed that an eye that is deviated brings you good luck. Hence children with strabismus or squint eye are not brought for an eye examination. Sometimes they present to the eye doctor…

Three Common Eye Conditions That Affect Children

Children are not just little adults. Their visual system which is immature responds differently to conditions that affect it. It also has more plasticity and can respond to certain treatments much better than a mature visual system. Find…

Does eating carrots help get rid of spectacles?

We have all heard throughout our childhood and later that eating carrots and greens will help get rid of spectacles. In this segment let us look into this a little deeper. The connection between carrots and eyes is not a myth. There is indeed…