oa South African Family Practice - Paediatric ophthalmology - what every GP should know : CPD

Volume 48, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



At birth one does not know for sure that a baby's eyes are normal and fully functional. The general practitioner's role is to identify the risk of inherited disease and to perform the relatively simple screening examinations for conditions that require referral for specialist attention. These depend on the child's age and serve to identify different conditions at different ages. Acquired conditions are most commonly allergic or infective in origin. The present review will highlight some of these conditions.

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