Ophthalmological (Eye) Surgery

An infant who underwent pediatric eye surgery

When your child needs pediatric eye surgery, high-quality care is of the utmost importance. Nemours pediatric ophthalmologists are experienced eye surgeons who use advanced pediatric eye surgery procedures, including laser surgery, to treat and repair children's eye problems. Pediatric eye surgery is often done on an outpatient basis, so in many cases, your child may not have to stay overnight in the hospital.

 
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Board-certified and fellowship-trained in children’s eye problems, Nemours eye surgeons perform a variety of pediatric eye surgeries to address or treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • blocked tear ducts and defects (from the ducts not forming correctly)
  • strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • amblyopia (lazy eye: with one weak eye and one strong one)
  • pediatric glaucoma (damage to the optic nerve from a build-up of pressure in the eye)
  • pediatric cataract surgery (a clouding of the eye’s lens)
  • eye injuries
  • ptosis (drooping eyelid)
  • retinopathy of prematurity (a disease that occurs in premature babies and causes abnormal blood vessels to grow in the retina)
  • retinoblastoma (a type of tumor involving the retina)
  • retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and other retinal dystrophies (diseases that cause damage to the retina)