About Vision and Down Syndrome
Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that is caused by abnormalities in chromosome 21. This condition generally results in physical changes to the eyes and developmental delays that affect healthy vision. The eyes are one of the most notable features in a person with Down syndrome. Individuals with Down syndrome may exhibit upward slanting of the eyes, prominent folds of skin between the eyes, and small white spots on the colored part of the eyes. These physical changes can also have a significant impact on normal vision. In many cases, children with Down syndrome also experience tear duct abnormalities, eye misalignment (strabismus), and early age cataracts. If your child was born with Down syndrome, special attention should be given to assess their vision and monitor their eye health. To schedule a comprehensive eye exam, call Ticho Eye Associates in Chicago Ridge, IL, Tinley Park, IL, or Munster, IN. Our board-certified ophthalmologists specialize in providing eye care for patients with Down syndrome.
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Specialty Services for Down Syndrome Patients
Ticho Eye Associates will perform a thorough exam to evaluate the eyes and vision of patients with Down syndrome. Once this is complete, we can discuss treatment options. The most common concerns we typically see in patients with Down syndrome are refractive errors, which can easily be treated with glasses. While children may have trouble adjusting to glasses at first, once they get used to wearing spectacles, significant improvement is made in their vision and eye alignment issues. Other therapies may be used, depending on the specific eye concern. We usually recommend that Down syndrome patients see an ophthalmologist every year.
eye care for special needs
Ticho Eye Associates is proud to offer specialty eye care for patients with Down syndrome. To safeguard the vision and ocular health of your child, reach out to our office in Chicago Ridge, IL, Tinley Park, IL, or Munster, IN today. Our team of board-certified ophthalmologists can perform a comprehensive assessment to identify any visual impairments and eye-related complications that are common with Down syndrome.