The need for early visits to the optometrist
First visit to this specialist should be applied as soon as the baby is 1 month old.
The first inspection of the crumbs by optometrist occurs in the hospital.The fact that all children are born with hyperopia. Over time, vision returns to normal, however, this process requires monitoring by a doctor, in order not to overlook any serious violations.
Many of the defects detected in the infant at the first inspection, such as increased tears, it is very easy to cure in the shortest possible time. And some serious diseases, such as cataracts or strabismus, also can be cured by surgery in the first months of baby's life.
How is the examination of the eye
During the first year of life crumbs to an ophthalmologist is needed three times: in 1 month, six months and a year.
At the reception of the doctor using special instruments will examine the fundus of the crumbs to exclude high blood pressure or inflammation of the posterior vascular tract. Visually assess the condition of the tear ducts of the child. It often happens that in infants there is an increased lacrimation. To cope with this problem is not difficult. Optometrist will teach the mother to perform a special pressure point massage of the lacrimal sacs, and soon after the start of treatment will be noticeable improvement.
Many babies under 3 months have a functional strabismus. One or both of his eyes look in different directions. However, by 3 months everything should return to normal. If not, you must first conservative treatment, and its results may be required and surgical intervention. But to determine where the norm, and where pathology can only optometrist. Thus it is enough to see the baby and chat with his parents.
Examination of the eye is painless for the baby procedure that takes very little time. But it is extremely important for a timely diagnosis of vision problems.
Often pathology of view of the baby associated with abnormalities of the Central nervous system. Therefore, to eliminate the necessary services of an optometrist and neurologist.
Reasons for unscheduled visits to the eye doctor
In case of redness of the eyelids, increased tearing or the appearance of barley necessary examination of the child optometrist. Take the kid to the doctor, if he can't open his eyes. Concern should serve as the fact that a baby at the age of 2 months does not follow moving objects or watching by turning the head and not the eye movements. Urgently go to the hospital if the baby fell into the eyes of a foreign object.