Like adults, children require routine eye care. Like anyone else, children are capable of developing issues of the eye, only unlike adults the problems that can affect children are often developmental in nature. In order to ensure that your child’s eyes and eyesight are developing normally, annual eye exams can be extremely helpful. Here at The Retina Group of Washington our ophthalmologist in Edgewater can provide your child with comprehensive care as well as with specific pediatric retina care if your child develops a specific problem involving the retina.
The retina is the light sensitive tissue located at the back of the eye that is responsible for sending light signals to the brain, so that light that travels through your eyes are understood as images. Issues and diseases that affect the retina will have a direct effect on the quality of your eyesight and these sorts of issues can damage or impair vision permanently. For children, retina issues can affect them for the rest of their lives, so immediate care is absolutely necessary. Here at The Retina Group of Washington our ophthalmologist in Edgewater can offer comprehensive exams, screenings, tests and other forms of eye care if needed, especially if a certain condition is found to be present. Children are capable of developing many issues involving the retina, including retinopathy of prematurity, neonatal vitreous hemorrhage, juvenile retinal detachment, ocular trauma, traumatic retinal detachment and choroidal rupture, persistent fetal vascular syndrome, coats disease and other causes of serous retinal detachment,, cavernous hemangioma and racemose hemangioma, benign and malignant pediatric retinal tumors including retinoblastoma, retinocytoma, combined hamartoma, choroidal osteoma and choroidal nevus, retinal abnormalities and malformations associated with chromosomal/genetic syndromes and defects, optic nerve anomalies, inflammatory and infectious diseases affecting the retina and choroid in children, neovascularization of the retina and choroid, as in sickle cell disease/trait, juvenile-onset diabetes, eales disease, and much more.
To ensure that your child’s health is well cared for, visit our ophthalmologist in Edgewater here at The Retina Group of Washington today.