Eye health problems in children are more complex than adults, this is caused by children still experiencing the process of growth and development. Moreover, it is supported by today’s development, where children do not want to escape from the ‘gadget’ which causes the eyes to work harder so as to accelerate the appearance of minus eyes (myopia) or other refractive disorders (hypermetropia, astigmatism) in children.
Examination in children cannot be done as easily as an examination in an adult. Patience is needed to attract children’s attention to be more cooperative in examinations.
Handling less quickly and ignorance of the community will appear eyes minus ‘the child’ can cause other eye diseases. Among other things, amblyopia and strabismus.
Amblyopia or often called the lazy eye is a condition where a person’s vision is not corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Because the brain cannot fully translate objects seen in someone suffering from amblyopia.
Strabismus or also known as squint eyes is a medical condition that is characterized by the position of the eye that is not parallel to one another. Give the impression that the person looks at 2 different directions at the same time. This condition is usually caused due to lack of coordination between the muscles that control the eyeball and have various causes such as eye trauma, tumors, neurological diseases and refractive abnormalities.
There are still many other children’s eye diseases. For that, check your child’s eyes regularly at least once a year.