New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai's (NYEE) Pediatric Ophthalmology and Orthoptics Department is a longtime leader in the care of children with eye and vision disorders and of children and patients of any age with ocular motility problems. The department offers a wide range of therapeutic options including medications, eye exercises, eye patches, eyeglasses, prisms, and surgery.
Timely vision rehabilitation is important for children with amblyopia (â€œlazy eyeâ€), where the eyes fail to work together and if untreated leads to imperfect eyesight. Treatment can involve the use of eyeglasses, patching, and/or eye drops. Surgery may be necessary if there is strabismus (ocular misalignment), which can cause faulty depth perception, double vision visual confusion and eyestrain, or if there is an associated structural abnormality such as cataract (cloudy lens), ptosis (droopy eye), or cloudy cornea.
Staff and surgeons of the Pediatric Ophthalmology and Orthoptics Department also care for patients with congenital or developmental glaucoma, congenital cataract and other pediatric corneal abnormalities, developmental anomalies of the visual system, retinopathy of prematurity, ocular infections, tumors, trauma, and other eye conditions in children from infancy through adolescence. When educational and social issues related to limited visual function arise, NYEE is there to help with this, too.
- congenital glaucoma
- pediatric corneal abnormalities
- developmental anomalies of the visual system
- retinopathy of prematurity
- ocular infections