Making Your Practice Kid-Friendly

How to simplify exams and make them fun while minimizing stress for you, the pediatric patients and their parents.

Fix-and-follow Method Reliable, Repeatable in Infants

A new grading strategy helped pinpoint visual function in patients who tend to struggle with exam cooperation.

Rethink Glasses in Infants with High Astigmatism, Hyperopia

Most of these eyes emmetropized to a greater degree than eyes with myopia.

Pediatric Eye Studies Relying Solely on ICD-9 Codes May Overestimate Disease

A Mayo Clinic investigation found that claims data for infantile ocular conditions varied from 8% to 88% when it came to a positive diagnosis.

Retinal Hemorrhages Common in Healthy Newborns

A vast majority of infants with this condition were delivered vaginally vs. Caesarean section, research shows.

Pediatric Cataract Linked to Mental Health Issues

Anxiety disorders were four times as high in these patients, researchers find.

Cosmetic and Personal Care Products Remain an Ocular Threat

Despite fewer calls to poison control, the need for prevention efforts prevails, especially for the sake of vulnerable young children.

CN VI Palsies in Children May be Associated With New-onset Brain Tumor

Immediate neuroimaging could be beneficial in these patients, especially in those with other risk factors, researchers suggest.

Axial Length, Corneal Curvature Help Estimate Myopia Risk

A recent analysis revealed that both factors are associated with a larger refractive error.

Kids with Severe Cerebral VI Less Likely to be Prescribed Glasses

On the flipside, those with milder cases generally didn’t have significant refractive error warranting correction but still received a prescription for spectacle lenses, study finds.