Keratoconus, a pathology that deforms the cornea and affects 1 in 2,000 people.

Pediatric Eye Clinic Keratoconus is the minority eye disease that represents the leading cause of corneal transplantation among young people. In fact, it is the most attended rare eye disease in clinics. About 75 percent of patients with this disease are diagnosed before the age of 25 and, the earlier the age of onset of the disease, the higher the risk that it progresses and does so more aggressively. Thus, these progressive and severe cases are the ones that may require transplant surgery, when the increase in the curvature of the cornea is such that it causes vision loss that cannot be...

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HOW IS Keratoconus DETECTED?

Pediatric Eye Clinic When the corneal alteration is still incipient, the only way to detect it is through a complete ocular examination, which includes tests such as topography. Otherwise, keratoconus may go unnoticed and patients may confuse it with a problem with prescription glasses, although a sudden appearance or increase in astigmatism is a clear sign of suspicion that should motivate a visit to the ophthalmologist.   Source: redaccionmedica Call now at    (713) 772-6567  or mail us This email address is being protected from spambots....

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Do you know what the causes of blepharitis are?

Pediatric Eye Clinic We all have some bacteria on our skin. However, some people have more bacteria at the base of their lashes than others. This can cause dandruff-like sheets to form. Also, some people have problems with the oil glands of the eyelids, which causes blepharitis. How to keep blepharitis under controlIt is very important to keep your eyelids, skin and hair clean. This will help control the symptoms of blepharitis. Use baby shampoo diluted in warm water and gently scrub the lids / lashes daily when there is a crystallization of mucosa.   Source: aao Call now at    (713)...

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Treatment of early keratoconus

Pediatric Eye Clinic Treatment of early keratoconus includes the use of glasses or soft contact lenses to improve visual acuity. When irregular astigmatism precludes adequate correction with glasses or soft lenses, rigid gas-permeable contact lenses, which mask the surface irregularities, often restore vision. Some patients, however, cannot be comfortably fit with a rigid lens, and as the disease progresses, the cornea may become too steep to maintain a contact lens on the eye. In some cases, this can be managed with the use of newer, ultra-large scleral, rigid gas-permeable contact lenses,...

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Confinement by the coronavirus triggered the myopia of children around the world

Pediatric Eye Clinic Lack of sunlight is the main cause of the increase in this disease, which by 2050 will affect half the population, according to WHO The strict confinement to try to avoid the spread of the coronavirus caused that for several months of 2020 children around the world stopped going to school and did not go out to the park to play with their friends as they did before the pandemic. One of the silent consequences of this compulsory isolation was the increase in myopia in minors. Recent research from different universities in China, Canada and Latin America agree that the main...

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Is it possible to stop the progression of myopia? We tell you

Pediatric Eye Clinic The high incidence of this visual defect among today's young people as a result of the use of screens has driven research in this direction Myopia advances because, basically, our eyes are not prepared for the visual needs that we currently require in near vision. "The most recent studies lead us to think that the use of mobile phones and 'tablets' from a very young age, as well as the increase in academic demand at an early age, could cause an increase in myopia". Not only do our eyes have to be making constant accommodative efforts to see up close, but also less and...

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Here we leave you these 3 tips for taking care of your eyes in winter

Pediatric Eye Clinic Increase blinking. Blinking often helps to encourage the production of tears in a natural way and thus prevents eye damage and dryness of the eye. Rest your eyes. After a day in which the eyes have been punished by inclement weather and you have spent a long time outdoors, it is advisable to rest your eyes. More hydration. Changes in temperature from outside to inside also affect eye health, especially in places with high temperatures due to heating or hot air where the humidity of the environment decreases, producing a sensation of stinging and dryness in the eyes.   Source: tribunasoria Call...

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