Communicative office

Our medical office is especially designed by the architects DI Eva Becker and DI Christa Stürzlinger (looping architecture) to allow evaluation of children of any age in a friendly environment.

A department store at ground level has been adapted and is comfortable for parents with baby carriages and wheelchairs. There are no barriers between the 3 zones entrance, waiting- and treatment room. The pediatric ophthalmic exam starts already in the waiting zone where special symbols (Lea Hyvärinnen) for checking visual acuity are integrated. Special age appropriate toys (Montessori) in the waiting zone allows the child to act naturally in the situation and allows the examiner to watch and observe the child.

The waiting zone opens itself clearly to the treatment room, where a cosy conference corner compensates the cool impression of the optic instruments. The workingplaces are positioned in the shop window creating a communicative contact with the outside environment. Thus, a communicative place has been created and children as well as parents are involved in finding a diagnosis and therapeutic strategies. Our practice specializes in meeting the needs of children with eye disorders. Giving the child and the parents time to become comfortable is one of our most important goals.

The “kinder augen zentrum” offers comprehensive paediatric eye care services that include the diagnosis and treatment of strabismus, amblyopia, cataract, genetic disorders, retinopathy of prematurity, and glaucoma. It also provides routine eye examinations and evaluates reading and learning disabilities as well as consultations to the topic “winkelfehlsichtigkeit”.

Paediatric ophthalmologist

andrea_smallUniv. Prof. Dr. Andrea Müllner-Eidenböck

Paediatric ophthalmologist
e-mail: kinderaugenzentrum@augenspiel.at

Scientific Research

  • congenital cataracts
  • persistent fetal vasculature in the developing eyes
  • retinopathy of prematurity
  • optice nerve hypoplasia
  • hereditary retinal dystrophies
  • aniridia
  • microcornea-microphthalmos
  • ocular findings in multisystem syndromes
  • ocular genetics

Diagnosis, Management and Treatment

  • delayed visual development
  • nystagmus
  • congenital esotropia
  • strabismus
  • binocular problems
  • eye movement disorders
  • lazy eye
  • pediatric refraction/retinoscopy
  • amblyopia
  • leukocoria
  • congenital cataract and glaucoma
  • retinopathies in children
  • functional vision in multidisabled children

Prevention

  • medical check-up
  • screening investigations (preterm infants, newborns, toddlers and school children)
  • routine eye examinations
  • answering parents`questions

Medicine

Paediatric Ophthalmology

„What it`s children become, that will the community become“ (Susan Lafolette)

Just as children are not miniature adults, their eye problems are unique. Therefore, it is no wonder that a subspecialty in ophthalmology was created particularly for children during the last decade: paediatric ophthalmology. In the young child the visual function may still be immature at the onset of an ocular problem. This immaturity can result in the development of a lazy eye (amblyopia) if the ocular problem impairs the vision during the critical early years of life. This process is well known in relation to squint (strabismus) when the deviating eye is endangered. However, it also occurs from other conditions such as congenital cataract, glaucoma, retinopathy of prematurity, refractive errors and different inherited ocular diseases. Paediatric Ophthalmology also deals with the special eye problems of preterm infants, visually impaired children, multidisabled children as well as children with learning disabilities and dyslexia. One of the fascinating aspects about paediatric ophthalmology is the interdisciplinary topics that are involved such as paediatrics, human genetics, neurology and psychiatry as well as early education.

medical check-up”

This is a screening in Austria for subtle eye diseases between the age of 10-14th months (1.MKPU) and 22-26th months (2.MKPU). Children are able, even from infancy, to give us a large amount of information. All children, independent of age, can have a complete ophthalmological examination.

When should children get their first eye examination?

Your baby should be examined at birth or during the first weeks of life for any congenital problems. Though these problems are rare, diagnosis is crucial for your baby`s proper sight and eye development. At the age of six months, your baby should have a thorough eye examination by a pediatric ophthalmologist. Your child`s next visit should be at the age of 2-3 years and once again before entering kindergarten, or by age 5. School-aged children should be seen at least every two years.

Albertgasse 41, Erdgeschoss, A-1080 Wien

+43-1/408 62 84

public transport: U6, tram 5

The Albertstraße is a calm one-way street. The entrance at ground level is comfortable for parents with baby carriages and wheelschairs.

Appointments, Organisation:

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