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Dayton Children’s is proud to collaborate with many health care organizations that provide care to our patients. While we do not currently employ any ophthalmologists we do partner with many community providers to help manage the health of your child's vision. For more information please ask your community doctor if they have an affiliation with or perform surgery at Dayton Children’s. 

conditions we treat

eye crossing (strabismus)

In strabismus, the brain may get a blurry image from the eye that is not lined up correctly. To avoid double vision, the brain ignores the image from that eye. If strabismus is not corrected, this can lead to "lazy eye" (amblyopia) with low vision. Strabismus and amblyopia are closely related and often occur together.

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Amblyopia is a problem in the way the brain interprets visual images from one or both eyes. This makes it harder for kids to do things like read a blackboard from a distance or catch a ball. As a result, many kids with amblyopia report having trouble with schoolwork or participating in gym class.

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Nystagmus can also be called dancing eyes is described as rapid eye movements, involuntary eye movements and fast, uncontrollable eye movements.

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Retinoblastoma is a cancerous tumor that grows in the retina, a layer of nerve tissue in the back of the eye that senses light and sends images to the brain. A cancer of early childhood, retinoblastoma can affect developing fetuses in the womb, as well as newborns, babies, toddlers, and children up to 5 years old.

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Iridocyclitis occurs when both the iris and ciliary body become inflamed. This can happen due to an injury, infection, a related condition such as arthritis, or for no apparent reason. Iridocyclitis can make eyes red, painful, and sensitive to light. And in rare cases, it can eventually lead to vision loss.

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blocked tear ducts

Many babies are born with an underdeveloped tear-duct system, a problem that can lead to tear-duct blockage, excess tearing, and infection. Blocked tear ducts are common in infants; as many as one third may be born with this condition.

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retinopathy of prematurity

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a disease that occurs in premature babies. It causes abnormal blood vessels to grow in the retina, the layer of nerve tissue in the eye that enables us to see. This growth can cause the retina to detach from the back of the eye, leading to blindness.

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battle against a brain tumor

Carson was diagnosed with a brain cancer that had the ability to spread to other areas of the central nervous system.

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