Eye Care

Blepharitis is an inflammation in the oil glands of the eyelid. It causes swollen eyelids and crusting around the eyelashes. Even after it’s treated and goes away, it can often come back again and again for years. It can often lead to an infection of the eye and a loss of eyelashes.

Cellulitis is a serious type of infection and inflammation. It can occur in various parts of the body. When it occurs in the eyelid and tissues in the front part of the eye area, it’s called pre-septal cellulitis. When it occurs behind and around the eye in the eye socket (orbit), it’s called orbital cellulitis. Both of these conditions are serious.

A chalazion (kuh-LAY-zee-un) is a slow-growing, painless lump in the eyelid that forms because of the swelling of an oil gland. It’s more common in adults between ages 30 and 50 than in children.

Detailed information on eye disorders in children

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye. The conjunctiva is the membrane that lines the inside of the eyelids and covers the eyeball. Conjunctivitis is also known as “pink eye.”

Cosmetics are among some of the most common sources of problems for contact lens wearers. Misusing cosmetics can lead to severe harmful reactions.

In some babies, the openings into the tear duct don’t form the right way. This causes a blockage. The tears have no place to drain.

An orbital fracture happens when one or more bones around one of your child's eyes is broken. The orbit is the bony structure around the eye.

Eyelid lacerations are cuts to the eyelid. They are caused by injury.

A helpful guide to treating different types of eye injuries.

A child who needs vision correction may wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. Either choice comes in a range of choices.

Detailed information on eye disorders in children

Keratitis is an inflammation or infection of the cornea of the eye. The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye.

To understand how certain problems can affect your child's vision, it’s important to know how normal vision happens.

Detailed information on problems with vision in children

The most common refractive errors in children are nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Detailed information on eye safety and tips to avoid eye injury

Detailed information on eye disorders in children

A stye is a sore red bump on the edge of the eyelid. Styes are one of the most common eye problems in children. Here's what you should know.

A cataract is a clouding over the lens of the eye. This area is normally clear (transparent). Some cataracts are small and don’t cause any trouble with vision. Others can cause visual problems in children. Cataracts are rare in children.

Many types of vision tests can be used to check your child's ability to see. Some of them can be used at any age, and some are used based on your child's age and understanding.

Symptoms of eye problems in children include crossed eyes, redness in the eyes, squinting, and excessive tearing.

Detailed information on visual screening tests in children

A black eye should be seen by a healthcare provider to make sure no injury has happened to the eye itself. Most black eyes heal completely and do not cause any damage.

Chemical burns happen when a chemical gets into your child’s eye.

Detailed information on a child's vision milestones

The structures of the eye include the cornea, iris, pupil, macula, retina, and the optic nerve.

Children should wear protective eyewear during sports and recreational activities. In the classroom, they should wear eye protection when doing lab experiments.

An overview of different eye care specialists and what they do, from ophthalmlogists and optometrists to opticians and ocularists.

Detailed information on eye trauma in children

A foreign body in your child’s eye is any object that isn’t supposed to be there. The foreign object may be in the conjunctiva. This is a thin membrane that covers the white of the eye. Or it may be in the cornea. This is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the colored part of the eye and the pupil.

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