Pediatric Eye Care
Pediatric eye care often involves orthoptics and deals with the diagnosis and treatment of strabismus (crossed-eyes) and amblyopia (lazy eye that does not see 20/20). These disorders usually occur in young c5ildren. Dr. Daniel Thuente is a fellowship-trained pediatric specialist and has many years of experience in this field.
The misalignment of the eye is not usually caused by disease, but rather by inappropriate development of the control system of the brain or an injury to eye muscles or nerves. Approximately five percent of all children have some type of strabismus. Amblyopia affects about three percent of all children under the age of 6 and is often present in more than one family member.
Children should begin eye evaluations as early as possible to ensure their eye health and catch any signs of strabismus or amblyopia in their beginning stages when the treatments are most successful. GTOC offers complete pediatric eye care, including orthoptic evaluations, eye muscle surgery and treatment for lazy eyes. Treatment for strabismus may include glasses, exercises or surgery. If necessary, surgery is highly successful in correcting eye muscle disorders. Dr. Thuente performs these surgeries on an outpatient basis for both children and adults. These exams and surgeries are medically needed, therefore, covered by your medical insurance.
Come See For Yourself what it means to get care from a pediatric eye care specialist at GTOC.
To learn more about pediatric eye care, you visit the following website:
- American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
- Pediatric Retinal Information/Research