Children should have their eyes checked starting at a young age and before they start school in order to ensure that their eyes are developing properly. When kids suffer from near or farsightedness, they can have problems in school with learning, seeing the blackboard and playing outside in gym. At the offices of Christianne Schoedel, M.D., our children’s retina doctor Ore Valley is experienced in helping treat children with retinal conditions such as retinoblastoma, a type of eye cancer mostly found in children.
Retinoblastoma is a cancer which starts in the cells of the retina and can spread from the eye to other parts of the body. Treatment includes surgery, radiation, heat or laser therapy, and even freezing. Depending on how advanced the cancer is, our children’s retina doctor Ore Valley may perform one of these types of treatments to help the retinoblastoma from getting worse. Other cancers of the eye include melanoma and lymphoma, which is more common in adults. Cancer of the eye is uncommon but can affect the outer area of the eye, eyelid, skin or nerves.
Our children’s retina doctor Ore Valley also performs regular eye exams for children and adults. Our exams are designed to check for any irregularities within the eye as well as with the vision. It is also important to check for eye disease such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Glaucoma is more common in adults over the age of 40 and seniors, and can set in slowly, so a yearly exam is recommended. Many patients do not find changes in their vision for a long time, and before it is too late and they have experienced vision loss. Our eye doctor can find and treat these eye diseases early. For more information call our offices and speak to one of our friendly staff.Share