Web links: pediatric eye conditions

November 1, 2008

Links to useful Web sites about pediatric eye conditions.

We use our eyes to take in a disproportionate amount of sensory input, so even a little bit of dim or blurry vision, especially in a child, is a serious concern (see our story on amblyopia). These links take readers to pages that describe the signs, symptoms, and treatments for common pediatric eye problems. Most are run by outstanding children's hospitals, with acclaimed eye care facilities.

Amblyopia: http://www.thevisioncenteratchla.org/site/c.krLPKXPDLqF/b.4431395/
An information page from the Vision Center of the Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Blocked Tear Duct: http://www.chsd.org/11030.cfm/
An information page from Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego.

Chalazion: http://www.childrenshospitaloakland.org/health_library/pa/pa_chalazio_hhg.asp
An information page from Children's Hospital and Research Center of Oakland.

Childhood Glaucoma: http://www.stlouischildrens.org/tabid/88/itemid/1095/Childhood-Glaucoma.aspx
An information page from the Children's Hospital of St. Louis.

Contact Lenses: http://www.childrenscentralcal.org/HealthE/P02092/Pages/P02089.aspx
An information page from the Children's Hospital of Central California.

Conjunctivitis: http://www.chop.edu/consumer/your_child/wellness_index.jsp?id=-10163
An information page on pinkeye from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Diplopia: http://www.lowvision.org/new_page_1diplopia.htm
From http://LowVision.org/, an informational Web site run by the father-daughter optometrists Drs. Richard and Laura Windsor of Indiana.

Exotropia: http://www.kellogg.umich.edu/patientcare/conditions/exotropia.html
An information page from the University of Michigan's Kellogg Eye Center.

Eye Allergy: http://texaschildrenshospital.org/Parents/TipsArticles/ArticleDisplay.aspx?aid=845
An information page from Texas Children's Hospital of Houston.

Eye Trauma: http://www.uchicagokidshospital.org/online-library/content=P02103
An information page from the University of Chicago Comer Children's Center.