Pediatric Eye Care
Expert eye care for your child. Whether your child needs a routine checkup or an evaluation for a rare eye disease, our Pediatric Center at Moore, led by Dr. Cynthia Alley, is dedicated to providing outstanding pediatric eye services in a warm and caring environment where families feel comfortable and knowledgeable.
Common Pediatric Eye Conditions
- Amblyopia or “Lazy Eye” is a condition where a child favors one eye over the other, even though the eyes appear healthy, and poor vision results in one or both eyes. It is extremely important that amblyopia be diagnosed and treated early, as it can be significantly improved or completely reversed. Treatment may include prescribing glasses, patching one eye, eye drops, and, in some cases, eye muscle surgery.
Learn more by watching pediatric eye specialist, Dr. Alley’s video on amblyopia.
- Strabismus, or misaligned eyes, is the crossing or drifting of eyes after infancy. Strabismus has a few different forms:
- Estropia, or crossing inwards
- Extropia, or drifting outward
- Hypertopia, or drifting upward
- Hypotopia, or drifting downward
The earlier the treatment begins, the higher the long-term success rate. The goal of treatment is to align the eyes so they work together, which may involve prescribing glasses, eye patching, eye drops, or in some cases, eye muscle surgery.
Learn more by watching pediatric eye surgeon, Dr. Alley’s video on strabismus.
- Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction or “Blocked Tear Duct,” is a very common problem in infants. The most common symptom is frequent or constant tearing. Often there is a yellow discharge from the eye or crusting of the eyelids. A high percentage of blocked tear ducts resolve naturally in the first year of life; however, treatment may be needed to protect against infection. If the condition does not resolve, surgery may be performed.
Learn more by watching Dr. Alley’s video on blocked tear ducts.