“The need of the hour is to focus
on the needs of our children.”
Sunil Moreker
International Pediatric Oculoplasty Society
Why a seperate Speciality?

Most pediatric ophthalmology centers
around the world concentrate on
refractive errors,amblyopia and squint
and most oculoplastic surgeons are not
well versed with the issues in pediatric
eye care.Hence the need for a seperate
speciality due to..
A) Growing ocular tissues
B) Wound healing different
C) Time of intervention important
D) Genetic abnormalities.
E) Pharmacology different
F) Complications have life long
Centers of Excellence in Pediatric
Oculoplasty around the world
(Based on publications in peer
reviewed literature)

A) Harvard Children's Hospital
B) Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
C) Royal Adelaide Hospital
D) Children's Hospital Toronto,Canada
E) Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai
Conditions that need pediatric
oculoplastic surgeons

1)  Cryptophthalmos
2)  Childhood Ptosis
3)  Anophthalmos and orbital implants
4)  Retinoblastoma
5)  Pediatric Contracted Sockets
6)  Ocular Dermoids
7)  Xeroderma and ocular surface cancers
8)  Orbital fractures
9)  Orbital tumours esp hemangiomas
10) Congenital dacryocystitis
11) Craniofacial Dysostosis
12) Congenital Eyelid Retraction
13) Lacrimal Agenesis and amniotoceles
14) Lid Colobomas
15) Congenital Ectropions
16) Congenital Entropions
17) Pediatric ocular inflammations and
stem cell deficiencies
18) Pediatric ocular burns
19) Double elevator palsies with
ptosis-complicated squints with ptosis
20) Telecanthus