Pediatrics

Elkin: Talking about the importance of pediatric eye health and safety

Zachary Elkin, MD, MPH, of NYU Langone Eye Center, advises how ophthalmologists and parents should be aware of precautions that should be taken with sports involving small balls and urges the use of protective eyewear.

Children’s mental health and the impact of vision impairment

Two studies conducted in collaboration with Orbis International explore how providing free glasses to children improves their ability to learn in school and that addressing visual impairment in children can alleviate depression and anxiety.

Knowing when to refer a young patient to an ocular genetics program

Pediatric ophthalmologists may need background information when treating young patients.

Study: Assaults with paintball guns cause more serious eye injuries than previously known

July 19, 2022

University of Chicago Medical Center investigators reviewed 2 years of data on assaults with paintball guns found more patients than expected suffered vision-threatening emergencies after being struck in the eye, with several experiencing a rupture of the eyeball or even permanent blindness.

ASRS LIVE: Pearls for tackling pediatric retinal detachment surgery in US

July 14, 2022

In a presentation at the American Society of Retina Specialists 2022 annual meeting at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, Yoshihiro Yonekawa, MD, detailed that primary scleral buckling achieved the best visual acuity, and pointed out that rhegmatogenous detachments increased with age.