Paediatric Clinic


Moreton Eye Group has a dedicated Paediatric Clinic, for children of all ages to help parents concerned about any eye condition.
With 25 years experience of children, Dr Leslie Alexander is a caring specialized Ophthalmologist who sees children with any eye problem.
The eye consultation includes an assessment of the vision and a check for any abnormality. It is always important to check for significant long sightedness (hypermetropia) or, less commonly, short sightedness (myopia). To make such measurements a drop is used to enable a proper examination. This drop enlarges the pupils for some hours until it wears off.


What is Strabismus?

Commonly known as a squint, this is where one eye turns in or, less commonly, turns out. Turning in is a convergent squint and a divergent squint is the opposite.

What is Amblyopia?

Some children have poor vision in one eye although the eye is otherwise healthy. This is called Amblyopia or “lazy eye”. This is most commonly found in the presence of a squint where one eye turns in or turns outwards.

What is Ptosis?

Ptosis is a drooping of the upper eyelid. This may be more obvious at the end of the day when tired.

What causes watering eyes in babies?

Normally the tears flow across the eye and drain into the nose via the tear ducts. Often in babies the tear duct has not properly opened into the nose. This also causes a sticky eye as well as watering.

What is Nystagmus?

Nystagmus is where the eyes, instead of remaining still, have a wobbling movement. Babies eyes normally become stable as they develop and fix on whatever they are looking at rather than wandering elsewhere. If they continue to wobble this is nystagmus.