Chapter 13. The Eye

  1. John M. Hutson AO, BS, MD (Monash), MD, DSc (Melb), FRACS, FAAP (Hon) Chair of Paediatric Surgery General Surgeon and Urologist Professor of Paediatric Surgery1,2,
  2. Michael O'Brien MB, BCh, BAO, PhD, FRCSI (Paed), FRACS (Paed) Paediatric Urologist3,
  3. Alan A. Woodward MBBS, FRCS, FRACS General Surgeon and Urologist3 and
  4. Spencer W. Beasley MBChB (Otago), MS (Melb), FRACS Professor of Paediatric Surgery4

Published Online: 14 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300109.ch13

Jones' Clinical Paediatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management, Sixth Edition

Jones' Clinical Paediatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Hutson, J. M., O'Brien, M., Woodward, A. A. and Beasley, S. W. (eds) (2008) The Eye, in Jones' Clinical Paediatric Surgery: Diagnosis and Management, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300109.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Australia

  2. 2

    Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

  3. 3

    Department of Paediatric Urology, Royal Children's Hospital, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

  4. 4

    Christchurch Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162678

Online ISBN: 9781444300109

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Keywords:

  • ocular symptoms and signs in children;
  • refractive errors (focusing problems);
  • strabismus - commonest eye problems in childhood;
  • wobbly eyes;
  • ophthalmia neonatorum with copious eye discharge;
  • watery (epiphora) and sticky eyes;
  • direct blunt trauma to eye;
  • Ptosis (or blepharoptosis) - droopy upper eyelid;
  • children adopting abnormal head postures

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Examination of the child's vision and eye

  • Refractive errors (focusing problems)

  • Strabismus (turned eyes or squint)

  • Wobbly eyes

  • Watery (epiphora) and sticky eyes

  • Big and small eyes

  • Injured eyes

  • White pupil

  • Lumpy eyelids

  • Droopy lids

  • Headache

  • Abnormal head posture

  • Postoperative care of the child after eye surgery

  • Further reading