Dr. Ashwin Sainani

Consultant - Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Squint Specialist and Neuro Ophthalmologist

DO, FRCS (Ophthalmology) (UK)

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Paediatric Ophthalmology

Pediatric Ophthalmology is a sub-specialty of Ophthalmology and deals with diseases of the eye, visual development and vision care in children. Pediatric ophthalmologists are experts in managing various ocular diseases that affect children. In addition to the vision problems, they also treat children with problems of squint, head postures. The process of assessing a child involves special charts and equipment apart from the knack making the child feel comfortable to go through an eye test. The visual system is immature until the age of 7 years and most of the modalities of treating vision threatening eye conditions are best done prior to this age. At every level, while treating the young ones, one needs to ensure that the due attention is paid not only to their current eye problem, but also that equal emphasis is placed on their rehabilitation and monitoring. This ensures optimum return of productivity during their adult years.

  • Squint (Cross eyed)
  • Refractive Errors-
  • Long-sightedness (Hypermetropia)
  • Shortsightedness (Myopia)
  • Astigmatism
  • Lazy eye (Amblyopia)
  • Droopy eyelid (Ptosis)
  • Childhood Cataracts
  • Childhood Glaucoma
  • Childhood Orbital conditions (Proptosis)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Eye problems related to learning disabilities and neurologically challenged children
  • Genetic eye conditions
  • Blocked tear ducts (NLD Obstruction)
  • Corneal transplant in children
  • Artificial eyes and contact lenses
  • Low vision aids (Telescopes, Magnifying Glasses)
  • Special vision assessment charts for children
  • Binocular vision assessment chart for children
  • Air puff and Perkins tonometer to measure eye pressure in children
  • Synaptophore
  • Portable slit lamp
  • Facility to examine a child under sedation or anaesthesia on an OPD basis
  • EMG guided Boutulinum toxin treatment for squints in children
  • Contact lenses for children
  • Specialist consultants in all sub specialties in ophthalmology like cornea, retina, oculoplasty and glaucoma
  • Complete medical support - Pediatric department, pediatric neurology department and pediatric surgery department
  • Low vision aids (Telescopes, Magnifying Glasses)