Pediatrics

Pediatrics

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Dr. Petersen is a fellowship trained pediatric ophthalmologist who is specifically skilled in being able to detect problems of the visual system from infancy through adulthood.

His scope of practice includes:

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Strabismus (eye misalignment)
  • Refractive Errors (near/ farsightedness)
  • Eye Exams for Children with Developmental Delays

Development of the visual system occurs early in life. The greatest part of this development occurs during the first year of life. Because so much is taking place at such a young age it is critical that detection of any vision problems be made as soon as possible so that permanent problems can be avoided.

Your child's pediatrician will perform several vision screening exams as your child grows. Any eye or vision abnormality found could prompt a referral to Dr. Petersen for further testing and treatment. Please call or alert your child's doctor if you notice any of the following:

  • Poor eye contact
  • Shaky or wobbly eyes
  • Eye bulging
  • Tilting or turning of the head
  • Crossing or wandering eyes
  • Redness of the eyes that doesn't go away
  • Squinting
  • White spot in the eye
  • Goopy eyes
  • Saggy or droopy eyelids
  • Continuous watering or discharge
  • Unusual red reflex from the eye in photos

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