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Pediatric ophthalmology at KMN EyeCare

Pediatric ophthalmology is a branch of ophthalmology that specializes in children’s visual development and children’s eye health. Eye disorders can occur at any point during childhood, and it is crucial to treat those affecting the visual development as early as possible in order to achieve optimal vision and prevent complications.

The pediatric ophthalmology division at KMN EyeCare treats various eye disorders of children, including refractive errors, amblyopia (lazy eye), congenital/developmental cataract, obstruction of the tear duct, and pediatric retinal disorders such as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).The pediatric ophthalmology team at KMN EyeCare is run by professionals who have gathered many years of experience as children’s eye doctors. Pediatric ophthalmologists at KMN EyeCare create a comfortable environment for our young patients to help them relax and cooperate throughout examinations.  They provide thorough children’s eye examinations leading to a diagnosis and subsequent treatments such as glasses prescriptions as well as any necessary eye surgeries.

Pediatric ophthalmology: KMN EyeCare patient testimonials

Hundreds of children visit our pediatric ophthalmologists each week at KMN EyeCare. We take pride in providing our patients – children & parents – with the best possible eye care. Below are testimonials of patient parents regarding our pediatric eye care: 

KMN Pediatric Optics

"It was a revelation going through my child's eye care at KMN. The service was excellent and the staff professional. Now my child can take lessons well at school."

Mr. Cyril Arayana

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Pediatric ophthalmology: Background

Pediatric ophthalmology encompasses everything that concerns children’s eye health. As such, numerous eye diseases are concentrated in the division of pediatric ophthalmology.  The most common eye disorder among children, particularly around the time children attend preschool and primary school, is a refractive disorder, consisting of myopia (nearsightedness), hypermetropia (farsightedness), and astigmatism (occurring due to the curvature of the eye).   If left untreated, some of these refractive disorders may lead to more serious conditions, such as amblyopia (lazy eye) or strabismus (squint).  A few other common eye disorders of children are:

Pediatric ophthalmology: Signs and symptoms of children’s eye disorders

Not all children with eye problems develop noticeable signs and symptoms. Some may have no symptoms yet have suboptimal vision.  It is very crucial for all children to have their vision screened at 3.5-4 years of age to prevent the development of serious eye disorders.

 

Signs and symptoms of eye disorders that may occur in children are:

  • Nystagmus (shaking eyes)
  • Squinting
  • Blurred vision
  • Likes to see things up close (for example: always getting close to the TV or bringing books close to the face)
  • Abnormal head posture (for example: tilting/turning head when looking)
  • Frequently bumping or tripping into things
  • Rubbing eyes frequently
  • Blinking frequently
  • Watery eyes
  • Misaligned eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Closing one eye
  • Headaches 

If children develop the above signs and symptoms, it is advisable to examine the eyes as soon as possible. Vision assessment and other eye examinations can be carried out even before the child is able to speak.

Pediatric ophthalmology: Treatment options for children’s eye disorders

As there are different types of eye disorders that may occur in children from birth until adolescence, children’s eye treatment will depend on the cause. Significant refractive errors will need to be corrected with glasses.  When amblyopia is present, therapy may also include eye patching or eye drops on the better eye as a means of forcing the weaker eye to work harder. Other children’s eye conditions may require medical treatment (topical or systemic medicines), while some may even require surgeries.

Parents play an important role in children’s development and in particular the development of their child’s vision. Parents also maintain responsibility in fostering their children’s compliance regarding necessary therapy, as well as bringing the children in for eye exams in the first place.  Children should have their eyes examined regularly, as many eye problems can be detected and treated early.

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KMN EyeCare - Dr. Annette
Dr. Annette Mariza

After graduating from University of Indonesia Medical School in 2004, Dr. Annette began her career in the Cilandak Naval Hospital and Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital and joined KMN EyeCare in 2005.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Ari Djatikusumo
Dr. Ari Djatikusumo

After completing his retinal fellowship in Japan and Singapore, Dr. Ari returned to Indonesia and worked as faculty at the University of Indonesia’s Medical School. He then joined KMN EyeCare to strengthen our retina unit.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Arief
Dr. Arief Wildan

Dr. Arief joined KMN EyeCare in Semarang in 2010 and completed his retinal fellowship in Thailand between 2012 – 2013.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Bondan
Dr. Bondan Harmani

After completing his ophthalmology residency, Dr. Bondan joined the Faculty of Ophthalmology at the University of Indonesia Medical School, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Danang
Dr. Danang Dwinaryono

Dr. Danang joined the team at KMN EyeCare after completing his ophthalmology residency at the University of Gadjah Mada Medical School in 2013.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Eko Karim
Dr. Eko Firdianto Karim

Dr. Eko joined KMN EyeCare’s retina unit. He has expertise in medical and surgical retina treatment.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Emil Sjahreza
Dr. Emil F. Sjahreza

After graduating from the University Indonesia Medical School, Dr. Emil practiced at KMN EyeCare in Semarang between 2010 and 2012. He then completed his fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery at the Sydney Eye Hospital where he was involved in 1,105 cases of vitreoretinal surgery.

Dr. Hadi Prakoso

After completing his residency in ophthalmology in 1989, Dr. Hadi performed government service in Bali for 18 months, then worked as a lecturer at the Faculty of Ophthalmology at the University of Indonesia Medical School between 1992 - 2001. He began practicing at JEC in 1993 and joined KMN EyeCare in 2004.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Henry
Dr. Henry Warouw

Dr. Henry joined KMN EyeCare in Semarang after graduating from the University of Gadjah Mada Medical School in 2010.

Dr. Sudarmadji
Dr. Ira Sudarmadji

Dr. Ira joined KMN EyeCare since its inception in 2004 and continues to practice in cataract, oculoplasty, and LASIK treatment.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Barliana
Dr. Julie Dewi Barliana, M Biomed

Dr. Julie earned her ophthalmologist degree from the University of Indonesia Medical School, as she also previously completed General Practitioner and Master of Biomedicine at the same university.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Lumongga
Dr. Lumongga B. S.

After graduating from the University of Indonesia Medical School in 1970, Dr. Lumongga completed her ophthalmology residency with a focus in pediatric ophthalmology.

KMN EyeCare- Dr. Martin Sondak
Dr. Martin Sondak

Dr. Martin immediately joined the team at KMN EyeCare after graduating from the University of Sam Ratulangi Medical School in 2010.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Maya E. Suwandono
Dr. Maya E. Suwandono

Dr. Maya joined the KMN EyeCare team after graduating from the University of Indonesia Medical School in 2010. She performs LASIK, glaucoma and cataract surgeries.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Nelandriani
Dr. Nelandriani Yudapratiwi

Dr. Nelandriani joined the KMN EyeCare team after graduating from the Padjadjaran University Medical School in 2011.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Rasoebala
Dr. R. Viktor Rasoebala

After graduating from his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Indonesia, Dr. Viktor joined KMN EyeCare in 2005.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Ricky
Dr. Ricky E. Rooroh

After graduating from the University of Sam Ratulangi Medical School in 2002, Dr. Ricky underwent several fellowships before joining the team at KMN EyeCare in 2004.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Rien
Dr. Rien Widyasari

After graduating from the University of Indonesia Medical School in 2012, Dr. Rien immediately joined KMN EyeCare.

Dr. Rifna Lutfiamida
Dr. Rifna Lutfiamida

After graduating from the University of Indonesia Medical School in 2003, Dr. Rifna joined KMN EyeCare in 2004 and has expertise in inflammations and infections, cataract, and LASIK treatment.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Rini Hersetyati
Dr. Rini Hersetyati

After graduating from the University of Gadjah Mada Medical School in 2000, Dr. Rini completed additional training at the Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital and the Jakarta Eye Center (JEC) before finally joining the team at KMN EyeCare in 2004.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Supit
Dr. S.M.I. Supit, PhD

Dr. Supit graduated from the Universitätsklinikum der Goethe Medical School in Germany in 1981 and also completed his specialization in ophthalmology in 1986.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Sjakon
Dr. Sjakon G. Tahija

After completing his retinal fellowship at the Lions Eye Institute, Perth, Australia in 1994, Dr. Tahija returned to Indonesia and practiced as a Vitreoretinal Consultant at Jakarta Eye Center before establishing his own chain of ophthalmology clinics, KMN EyeCare, in 2004.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Soeharnila
Dr. Soeharnila

After completing her specialization in ophthalmology and several fellowships, Dr. Nila immediately joined KMN EyeCare since its inception in 2004. Dr. Nila has expertise in corneal transplants.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Upik
Dr. Upik Mahna Dewi

After graduating as an ophthalmology specialist from the University of Gadjah Mada Medical School in 2003, Dr. Upik practiced at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital for one year before joining KMN EyeCare in 2005.

Dr. Vinsensius G. Budiman

After completing his ophthalmology residency at the University of Sam Ratulangi Medical School, Dr. Vinsen practiced at Medistra Hospital and joined the team at KMN EyeCare in 2004.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Wijarso
Dr. Widowati S. Wijarso

After completing her residency in ophthalmology at the University of Indonesia, Dr. Widowati (Dr. Ike) continued a fellowship in glaucoma at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, USA.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Wulan
Dr. Wulan Aprianti

After completing her ophthalmology residency at the University of Indonesia Medical School 2012, Dr. Wulan worked at the Royal Progress Hospital for one year before joining KMN EyeCare in 2013.

KMN EyeCare - Dr. Yulinda Soemiatno
Dr. Yulinda I. Soemiatno

After graduating from the Padjadjaran University Medical School, Dr. Yulinda underwent a postgraduate internship in the field of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.

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