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Conditions We Treat

Dr. Suh and his team at the Children’s Eye Clinic diagnose and treat a wide range of pediatric eye disorders, including but not limited to:

  • Amblyopia (or “lazy eye): a common vision problem in children and the reason for more vision loss in children than all other causes combined
  • Capillary hemangioma (“strawberry” birthmark): a non-cancerous tumor consisting of an abnormal overgrowth of tiny blood vessels.
  • Chalazion: a localized bump in the eyelid of varying sizes.
    • A chalazion is not exactly the same thing as a stye, although the terms are often used interchangeably. A stye, medically referred to as a “hordeolum,” is a bump in the eyelid that occurs when an oil gland becomes infected.
  • Congenital cataracts: any cloudiness or opacity of the lens of the eye. Approximately 3 out of 10,000 children have a cataract.
  • Congenital glaucoma: a group of diseases characterized by damage to the optic nerve that often occurs when the eye pressure is too high. This causes optic nerve damage and can result in severe vision loss.
  • Conjunctivitis (or "pink eye"): a condition where the eyes look pink or red and may have discharge. Symptoms may include burning, itching, irritation, discharge, or crusting of the lashes.
  • Corneal Abrasions: a scratch or cut on the surface of the cornea
  • Hyperopia: farsightedness
  • Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction (Tear duct obstruction): prevents tears from draining through this system normally
  • Ocular Injury: Injuries to the eye and surrounding structures can be caused by blunt trauma from a ball or fist, sharp trauma such as a stick or projectile, or chemical trauma such as splash from a caustic substance
  • Ptosis: A droopy eyelid that can be present at birth (congenital) or occur later in life (acquired)
  • Refractive errors such as myopia ("nearsightedness")
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity: a potentially blinding disease caused by abnormal development of retinal blood vessels in premature infants
  • Strabismus: any misalignment of the eyes. It is estimated that 4% of the U.S. population has strabismus.

Source: AAPOS.org