Poor eyesight in children

Just as with adults, the most common visual impairments in children are long- or short-sightedness, an astigmatism, weak-sightedness (amblyopia) or a squint. In addition, there are eye misalignments and discomfort in the anterior section of the eye and the ocular fundus. All of these visual impairments can, however, be effectively treated – and the earlier the better.

Here, visual impairment can be transitory, with harmless causes such as hypoglycaemia (flickering vision, blackening before the eyes). These generally disappear on their own. In the case of persistent, restrictive visual impairment, it is worth a visit to the ophthalmologist.

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