We are introducing the new Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Unit, directed by the renowned Dr Carlos Laria. He is a national and international reference in strabismus, with over 25 years experience, a member of the Board of the Spanish Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and Chairman of the XXIII Congress of such Society which was held in April 2015 in Alicante.
For some months now, Dr Laria manages this unit in Clínica Baviera Valencia, and he has now decided to join the leadership of Clínica Baviera Alicante. He has created a joint Unit for the entire Community of Valencia, where the treatment of strabismus and the lazy eye, as well as its prevention, along with other childhood eye diseases, are its main aims.
Strabismus affects about a 4% of the population, and while treatment is recommended for childhood, it can also be operated at any age. In this area, we have pioneered and decisively contributed to the development of accurate techniques in measurement such as Video-oculography and Video-nystagmography that provide us highly precise and robust data obtained by other methods of registration, acquiring a significant value to address a possible surgical treatment and that are available to our patients.
Closely related to strabismus is the lazy eye or amblyopia, which affects a 5% of the population and that it should be treated as soon as possible from birth. There are several alternatives to the conventional patch and that we have helped to validate scientifically with various research studies aiming at the rehabilitation of vision. Even sometimes we approach its treatment in ages previously considered as impossible. The use of penalties methods as filters, eye drops, and so on, allow us in some cases to seek alternatives to conventional patch. However, considering everything from personalized assistance to each instance as the result of our long experience and with the collaboration of experts in different Optometrists fields and whose work is essential.
In this area, we have a significant involvement in the prevention of amblyopia having coordinated for many years campaigning in the province of Alicante, from which we got some experience that has served us to encourage the importance of early diagnosis and collaborate giving multiple courses in which we have passed this experience.
Unit of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus of Clínica Baviera
However, other diseases can also be addressed in the Unit of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus of Clínica Baviera, such as congenital cataracts,glaucoma, and obstruction of the tear, among others. For this, we have a large group of experts in the various fields of ophthalmology that assure us the latest treatments for a comprehensive solution to the visual problems of our children.
All this without forgetting that we must adapt to children, and to this purpose we offer personalized attention to their characteristics, starting from a suitable environment and supplementing it with the most modern equipment tailored to them and their needs.
The Unit of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus is open to all patients in the city of Alicante.