Pediatric ophthalmologists wear many hats
Pediatric ophthalmology is unique among subspecialties in ophthalmology. Unlike other subspecialists who see mostly a narrow range of eye disorders, we must diagnose and treat the full range of ophthalmologic disorders. This means that our week is filled with conditions in children that range from the more common and ‘mundane’ eye disorders, many which are also seen in adults, to disorders specific to our subspecialty (such as strabismus), and conditions that require assistance from other subspecialists (such as orbital fractures). The articles in this month's subspecialty section reflect the diversity and complexity of the conditions pediatric ophthalmologists are called upon to treat – all of which we must be knowledgeable about to provide our patients with the best possible care.