Pediatric Ophthalmology & Squint Clinic

Pediatric Ophthalmology & Squint Clinic
“Personalized care for every age, every stage”

The Services Offered

  • Comprehensive ophthalmic evaluation of children.
  • Amblyopia evaluation and treatment.
  • Pediatric glaucoma evaluation and treatment.
  • Pediatric cataract evaluation and treatment.
  • Retinopathy of prematurity evaluation and management.
  • Ptosis and other congenital abnormality management.
  • Adult strabismus service.
  • Low vision aids trial.
  • Orthoptic treatments.
  • Botox services for squint and blepharospasms.
  • Pediatric Contact lens trial.

Available Instruments

  • IOL master.
  • Hand held Keratometer.
  • Portable autorefractometer.
  • Loose prisms and prism bars.
  • Tonopen.
  • Pachymeter.
  • Fundus Fluorescein Angiography for children.
  • Ocular Coherence Tomography.
  • Humphery Perimeter.
  • RetCam.
  • Specular Microscopy.
  • Confocal Microscope.
  • Corneal topography.

Outpatient Activities

  • Routine evaluation including vision evaluation and refractive error correction.
  • Specialized vision check for infants.
  • Objective cycloplegic retinoscopy.
  • Strabismus evaluation with prisms.
  • Diplopia charting.
  • Aplplanation tonometry using goldmann’s tonometer or tonopen.

Non-Surgical treatments offered:

  • Glasses for focusing or alignment issues.
  • Glasses, eye patching or eye drops, for lazy eye.
  • Glasses, eye exercises or a prism prescription for strabismus (improper eye alignment).
  • Topical eye drops or pills taken orally for pinkeye, ocular allergies, eyelid inflammation, eyelid cysts, tearing from blocked tear ducts and glaucoma.
  • Laser treatment for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).

Surgical treatments offered:

  • Strabismus surgery (eye muscle alignment surgery) for conditions not fully treated other ways such as with glasses.
  • Blocked tear duct surgery (nasolacrimal duct surgery).
  • Childhood cataract surgery.
  • Glaucoma surgery.
MMJ Services - Pediatric

MMJ Services - Pediatric

MMJ Services - Pediatric

What is Pediatric Ophthalmology?

Pediatric ophthalmology is one of the department of ophthalmology that deals on treating the various ophthalmic problems in children’s belonging to the age groups from ‘just born’ to ‘teens’ as well as for adults with strabismus.


Research shows that 1 out of 6 kids has vision related issues. The Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service provides comprehensive primary care for the diagnosis and management of infant and child vision and common childhood vision disorders. It also performs surgery to correct ocular misalignment and double vision in children and adults.

Your child’s eyes should be checked once at six to 12 months of age, at least once between three and five years old before first grade, and then annually after that.

What happens in your child’s eye exam?

Your child will start with a series of exams to check their eye health. Your child’s exam will likely take a few hours. Usually two or three of our doctors perform the tests. In a first round of tests, we will find out:

  • How well your child sees near or far objects. If your child doesn’t read yet, we can test his or her vision with screenings that might include pictures or shapes.
  • Your child’s depth perception.
  • How well your child’s eyes align with each other and how they move together to track objects (done by an orthoptist).
  • Your child’s peripheral, or side, vision.
    In the second part of the exam, we may:
  • Put eye drops in your child’s eyes to cause the eyes’ pupils to widen, or dilate.
  • After about 30 minutes, an ophthalmologist will use special equipment to look at the interior of the eyes through the widened pupils to see if there are any problems and to help confirm whether your child may need corrective lenses.
  • Look at your child’s eyes with special lights and lenses to determine if your child needs glasses and rule out problems.

The child must go for an eye checkup if the following symptoms are noticeable

  • Crossed eyes/Lazy eye.
  • Injury to the eye.
  • Cataract.
  • Keeps object close to his eyes.
  • Not being able to see the blackboard at school.
  • One or both parents wear glasses.
  • Feeling scratchy, itching or burning sensation in the eyes.
  • Drooping of upper eyelids.
  • Small or Big eyes
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) screening.

Common Conditions:

We provide full medical and surgical care for a wide variety of children’s eye conditions. Some of the common conditions we treat include:

  • Routine eye care.
  • Vision check.
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye).
  • Sports injuries.
  • Pediatric glaucoma.
  • Retinoblastoma (a type of eye cancer).
  • Strabismus in children and adults (eyes that are not straight).
  • Pediatric cataracts.
  • Hereditary eye diseases.
  • Referral consultation.
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity.
  • Eye trauma.

Common Procedures and Treatments:

Many childhood eye diseases can be treated by wearing glasses or by using eye drops. However, sometimes treatment may mean surgery. Some of the common treatments we do for kids include:

Non-Surgical treatments:

  • Glasses for focusing or alignment issues.
  • Glasses, eye patching or eye drops, for lazy eye.
  • Glasses, eye exercises or a prism prescription for strabismus (improper eye alignment).
  • Topical eye drops or pills taken orally for pinkeye, ocular allergies, eyelid inflammation, eyelid cysts, tearing from blocked tear ducts and glaucoma.
  • Laser treatment for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).

Surgical treatments:

  • Strabismus surgery (eye muscle alignment surgery) for conditions not fully treated other ways such as with glasses.
  • Blocked tear duct surgery (nasolacrimal duct surgery).
  • Childhood cataract surgery.
  • Glaucoma surgery.

Pediatric Ophthalmologists — The Best Care For Children

The Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus service of M. M. Joshi Eye Institute offers diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of eye diseases and vision problems in children and adolescents including adults suffering from Strabismus.

Dr. Deepti Joshi

Dr. Deepti Joshi

Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialist
Dr. Anjana Kuri

Dr. Anjana Kuri

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Dr. Lakshmi K. S.

Dr. Lakshmi K. S.

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