At Thom Eye and Laser Clinic, we not only assist adults with their eye care needs, but we also provide pediatric eye care services. This includes the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that may occur in children, such as strabismus, ptosis, or amblyopia.
- Strabismus – this condition is known as cross-eyes. It is a visual disorder that impacts the alignment of the eyes, causing them to point in different directions. This condition can impact one or both eyes in childhood, and without diagnosis and treatment, it can become a permanent problem and result in vision loss in the impacted eye.
- Ptosis – ptosis is a condition that results in drooping of the upper eyelid. This drooping may be slight and a more cosmetic concern, or it can be severe and cover a large portion of the pupil. In situations such as this, it can impact a child’s vision entirely. The condition can affect one or both eyes, and in some instances, may be inherited and present at birth or develop later on in life.
- Amblyopia – another condition that may be present in children is that of amblyopia. Amblyopia is a condition that causes one eye to result in poor vision due to abnormal development in the early years of childhood. The condition is common and can be avoided with proper diagnosis and treatment early on. Without treatment, it can become a permanent problem and result in vision loss.
When should I bring my child to Thom Eye and Laser Clinic?
Anytime a parent has a concern about their child’s eyesight, they should connect with a professional to get a proper diagnosis of their condition and to discuss appropriate treatment options. Many conditions that form in childhood can cause permanent damage if left undiagnosed and untreated.
Call Dr. Steve Thom today
If you are concerned about your child’s vision or specific pediatric eye care concerns such as those above, it is time to work with a professional to seek an effective diagnosis and treatment. The team at Thom Eye and Laser Clinic of Fargo, ND can be reached by calling (701) 235-5200 to schedule an appointment. The practice is conveniently located at 2601 University Drive S and is accepting new patients.