At our vision practice, Christianne Schoedel M.D., we specialize in providing children with expert eye care. If you want your child to see our top-notch ophthalmologist, Dr. Christianne Schoedel, at our eye care center in York PA, simply contact us for an appointment.
At our vision practice your, child can receive a complete eye exam to make sure that his or her eyes are healthy. At our eye care Center in York PA, we do see children who are suffering with glaucoma. Symptoms of glaucoma in children can be different from those symptoms generally found in adults. However, our pediatric ophthalmologist can thoroughly assess the health of your child’s eyes and make sure that they are not suffering from any eye diseases or disorders. Glaucoma is actually a collective term for several different types of eye conditions that will result in optic nerve damage. When the optic nerve is damaged, it will cause vision loss that cannot be corrected. Glaucoma is generally caused by abnormally high pressure inside the eye. This eye pressure is called intraocular pressure, and can be screened during an eye exam. If this preliminary test shows a need for further testing, this too can be performed at our eye doctor’s office. Glaucoma is a serious eye disease which is the second leading cause of blindness in our country. Since glaucoma often shows no obvious symptoms in the early stages, it is sometimes referred to as the silent thief of sight. The best way to make sure that your child’s eyes are healthy, is to not wait until there is a complaint from your child, but to simply bring your child in for periodic eye exams. Our eye doctor will let you know how often your child should come in for eye exams based on his or her age, current eye conditions, and medical health. When glaucoma is found and treated early, it will prevent or minimize any damage to the optic nerve.
For an appointment to see our ophthalmologist at our eye care center in York PA, contact us today.Share