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Eye Conditions & Problems

Amblyopia

Amblyopia interferes with the way the eye and the brain work together. The result is poor vision. Treatment may involve glasses, patches, eye drops, or surgery.

Can Vision Problems Affect Schoolwork?

Find out what the experts have to say.

Eye Injuries

You can treat many minor eye irritations by flushing the eye, but more serious injuries require medical attention.

First Aid: Eye Injuries

Some eye injuries can be treated at home, while others require a visit to the doctor or emergency room. Find out what to do if your child has eye pain.

First Aid: Pinkeye

Pinkeye is an inflammation of the white part of the eye and the inner eyelids. Although some kinds of pinkeye go away on their own, others require treatment.

Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)

Pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, is the most common eye infection affecting kids. Learn more about pinkeye and how to prevent it from spreading.

Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is a childhood cancer that affects the retina, the area of the eye responsible for sensing light and sending nerve signals to the brain.

Retinopathy of Prematurity

Retinopathy of prematurity, which can happen in premature babies, causes abnormal blood vessel growth in the retina. Some children will need surgery to prevent vision loss or blindness.

Strabismus

Strabismus causes eyes to wander or cross. Treatment may include glasses, patches, eye drops, or surgery.

Vision Facts and Myths

Old wives' tales abound about the eyes. From watching TV to eating carrots, here's the lowdown on some vision facts and fiction.