An Introduction to Paediatric Ophthalmology
Paediatric ophthalmology has made great strides over the past few decades. Advances in diagnostic techniques and treatments have helped overcome some of the challenges in examining younger patients and treatment advances in areas such as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) have helped to improve visual outcomes.
Browse the content below, to see leading experts discuss the latest data in video interviews and short articles from our conference hub. You can also view the selection of peer-reviewed articles from our journals. If you’re looking to learn more about the impact of these developments on patient outcomes, our educational activities are a great resource.
Paediatric Ophthalmology Content
Orthokeratology for the Prevention of Myopic Progression in Children
US Ophthalmic Review. 2020;13(1):12–3 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2020.13.1.12
In this Expert Interview, we speak to Dr Deborah K VanderVeen about the rationale for the use of orthokeratology for the prevention of myopic progression in children, and the conclusion of the recent American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) report on this subject. She also discusses which children it would likely benefit and those in whom […]
Nicole Eter, EURETINA 2019 – Latest studies in ROP
Nicole Eter (University of Muenster, Germany) talks about the growing prevalence of retinopathy of prematurity and the latest findings of the RAINBOW study, along with an update on OCT-A and how it has changed clinical practice over recent years. Questions: 1. What are the limitations of the current standard of care for retinopathy of prematurity? […]
Gerald Zaidman, SOE 2019 – Updates in paediatric keratoplasty
Gerald Zaidman discusses the challenges of paediatric keratoplasty and optimising outcomes with surgical techniques. Questions: 1. What are the most common indications for paediatric keratoplasty? (0:04) 2. What are the most challenging aspects of treating corneal diseases in children? (0:40) 3. In what paediatric patients would you consider deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty surgery as opposed […]
Friday 14th June, SOE 2019 – Strabismus
Dr Mohammad Jaafar introduces the session on ‘Strabismus’ at SOE 2019, featuring: – Re-Operations in Monocular Superior Oblique Palsy, Mohamad Jaafar, United States (0:38) – Surgical Overcorrection in Moderate Angle Hypertropias Due to Unilateral Fourth Nerve Palsy, David Nash, United States (13:55) – Iatrogenic Strabismus, Faruk Örge, United States (26:07) – When There’s Hardware in […]
Wagih Aclimandos, SOE 2019 – Updates and aims for SOE
Wagih Aclimandos, the new SOE President, explains the roles of the SOE / EBO / UEMS, and gives us a summary of the past, present and future of the SOE. Questions: 1. Can you explain where the SOE fits within European Ophthalmology? (0:04) 2. What are the key updates from SOE since the 2017 meeting? […]
SOE 2017 – Wagih Aclimandos Interview
Wagih Aclimandos highlights the latest developments and research in paediatric ophthalmology.
Pediatric Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
US Ophthalmic Review. 2018;11(2):87–90 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2018.11.2.87
Nasolacrimal duct obstruction (NLDO) is common in the pediatric population. The anatomic location of obstruction may be either pre- or post-saccal. It is typically congenital and occurs due to the persistence of a membrane at the level of the valve of Hasner in the distal nasolacrimal duct.1 Other causes include post-traumatic obstruction of the lacrimal […]
Pearls for Treating Retinoblastoma
US Ophthalmic Review. 2018;11(2):79–80 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2018.11.2.79
Retinoblastoma is a primary intraocular cancer that develops in the eyes of children. The vast majority of retinoblastoma tumorigenesis is initiated by a mutation in the RB1 gene on chromosome 13q,1 which was the first tumor-suppressor gene described. Retinoblastoma is a rare disease occurring in approximately one in 18,000 live births annually and can affect […]
How to Identify Retinoblastoma in Pediatric Patients
US Ophthalmic Review. 2018;11(2):77–8 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2018.11.2.77
One of the most important differential diagnoses in the pediatric retina population is retinoblastoma. A detailed history, good eye examination, good ultrasonography, and any other ancillary tests are essential for making the correct diagnosis. Retinoblastoma is the most common primary ocular tumor in pediatric patients. The incidence accounts for 1 in 20,000 live births and […]
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