Strabismus and Pediatric Eye Diseases

Eye structure of children continues to develop constantly therefore it should be assessed differently from the adult eye.

Although there is no defined age for eye examination, even children who do not have any complaints should have undergone an eye examination at least once by the time they reach 3-4 years of age. In case the parents feel that there is a problem in the vision of their child/infant or there is a congenital eye disease in the family, the child/infant should be taken to an examination as soon as possible. Diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as congenital cataract, glaucoma, strabismus, retinoblastoma at the early stage is lifesaving.

Strabismus (cross-eye) is a parallel positioning of the eyes as a consequence of the inadequate functioning of certain eye muscles. Inwards or outwards, upward or downward slides may also be observed. Strabismus leads to the condition called lazy eye/amblyopia if not treated in childhood. For treatments glasses, eye patches, surgical or orthoptic and Neurovision treatments may be applied.

Contrast sensitivity and visual acuity can be improved at certain rates, depending on the degree of amblyopia with the treatment of orthoptic and Neurovision treatments applied at our centre.

In the orthoptic treatment method, exercise programs are applied as aimed for the lazy eye with special devices. Neurovision program is used for Neurovision treatment which is approved by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration). Neurovision treatment may be applied on patients with amblyopia, who are 9-55 years old. The symptoms for the patient are recorded in our Neurovision system, and a specific treatment program will be developed by the system for individual patients. The treatment lasts for approximately 40 sessions. The patient performs his exercises on the computer at home and completes the treatment by being checked by the doctor at certain times.


Corneal diseases

Eye infections

Eyelid diseases (congenital ptosis)

Congenital glaucoma

Congenital lachrymal duct obstruction

Congenital cataract



are among the eye diseases that are mainly observed.