Paediatric ophthalmology is a subspecialty of ophthalmology that primarily specialises in the diagnosis, treatment and care of children’s eyes. The eyes play an important role in the learning and development of your child. If your child is experiencing visual problems, this may affect their future development as they grow. In such cases, paediatric ophthalmologists play an important role in monitoring and assessing their eyes.
As your child grows, their eyes can quickly change. More often than not, such changes go unnoticed as children struggle to distinguish between normal and poor vision. If you discover any problems with their eye health, you should not ignore them. Instead, it is wise to get a professional's opinion, even if you do not have any concerns about your child’s eyes or vision. After all, the sooner potential problems are identified, the better the outcome for your child. At Midland Health, our specialist Birmingham paediatric ophthalmologist will arrange a specialist assessment to diagnose, prevent and treat vision problems.
We have welcomed Mr Parulekar, a paediatric ophthalmology surgeon, to Midland Health. Accompanied by his team, he is on-hand to assess your child’s eyes to see whether they are experiencing any issues that can affect their vision and, in turn, their learning and development. At Midland Health, we can identify a range of eye problems, including suitable treatments for any of the following:
Of course, this is not an exhaustive list. Mr Parulekar, our experienced paediatric ophthalmology consultant can help your child with all eye care concerns. If your child is experiencing problems with their eyes, arrange to see Mr Parulekar as soon as possible. With access to state-of-the-art tests and equipment, we are ideally placed to diagnose and treat your child’s vision problems.
We understand that eye problems in children are not always obvious. That being said, it’s important to detect issues early to prevent them from affecting the development of your child’s vision. Common symptoms of eye problems in children include:
At our private paediatric ophthalmology clinic in Birmingham, we are able to carry out a range of eye tests and examinations, allowing your child to receive a comprehensive eye assessment and treatment.
Our paediatric ophthalmology service is led by Mr Parulekar, a highly-trained Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon. Mr Parulekar specialises in children’s eye problems and childhood squints and has a wealth of experience in treating a wide range of conditions. He trained in Mumbai, Oxford and Toronto before treating patients at our Birmingham clinic, and has since built up an excellent reputation as a skilled and caring practitioner.
We believe that children’s eye health is of the utmost importance, and Mr Parulekar is ideally placed to provide the very best care for your child. He has a compassionate and sympathetic approach, and will always take the time to listen to your concerns and answer any questions you may have.
If you are worried about your child’s eyesight, or if they have been showing signs of squinting or redness, Mr Parulekar will be happy to see you for a consultation, and he will work with you to find the best possible treatment plan for your child.
Paediatric ophthalmology consultations at Midland Health will be carried out by our qualified and experienced Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Mr Parulekar. As the needs and health of children differ, eye tests may vary. Generally speaking, your child’s eye exam may consist of:
We understand that an eye exam can be quite overwhelming for both children and parents, but there is no need to worry about eye exams hurting your child. Mr Parulekar will take a caring approach to ensure that your child is comfortable throughout the exam. If a diagnosis can be made, this will be shared by Mr Parulekar in terms that parents and an older child can understand.
Mr Parulekar is also widely experienced in diagnosing and treating adult squints, double vision and neuro-ophthalmologic conditions. If, like your child, you have any concerns about your eyes, do not hesitate to get in touch. Mr Parulekar will be able to carry out an examination to help determine what is causing your worries.
If you have any concerns about your child’s eye health, it is best to book an appointment with an experienced paediatric ophthalmologist as soon as possible. At Midland Health, we strive to make eye exams more accessible for families. There are no lengthy waiting lists, allowing you to see a qualified ophthalmologist in a matter of days. With Midland Health, your child can receive a professional diagnosis and treatment a lot quicker. That is why our paediatric ophthalmology clinic provides:
If you or your child are experiencing issues with vision, the Midland Health Birmingham Clinic can help. Our specialists are experienced in paediatric ophthalmology and can provide a range of treatments to help improve your child's vision. The clinic is located on Highfield Road, just outside of Birmingham City Centre, and is easily accessible by car or public transport.
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