This the deviation of one or both eyes in one of the glancing positions. Before 6 months small intermittent deviations are normal but you should see an ophthalmologist when there is permanent a deviation.

The lazy eye

Amblyopia or lazy eye is one that has not developed normally during childhood and consequently has less vision than the other eye. Amblyopia affects approximately 5% of children and should be treated before 8 years of age.

Colour blindness

Defects in the development of the most common colour vision is the alteration between red-green (colour blindness) and very rarely blue colour-related blindness. The affects 8% of children and only 0.5% girls and is untreatable.

Detection and eye care for children

The child's learning occurs primarily through the eyes so good eye health will allow optimum overall development.

Routinely make the following periodic checks:
- During the first month of life: it allows us to rule out congenital diseases (birth)
- At 7 months: can diagnose strabismus
- At 18 months: early diagnosis of retinoblastoma (tumor Children intraocular)
- At 4 years, visual acuity and refractive error
- Every two years to 14: checks until completely developed
There are behavours in children that may indicate the possibility of an eye problem and need to be checked by an ophthalmologist:
- Being excessively close to the TV or when reading or writing paper
- Squinting your eyes to look at far objects
- Sore head with some frequency
- Red eyes, gummy appearance, tearing
- Squinting
- No fixation and monitoring of light (from 3 months)