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A clinic specializing in

Refractive Disorders

Experience

Our doctors have many years of experience in refractive disorders.

Adapted equipment

Our center is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and devices for clinical eye examinations.

Complete follow-up

Concerned about your ocular health, we provide you with a complete follow-up from the moment you open your file.

Ophtalmologie

What does it mean to be myopic?

Myopia is a defect in the optics of the eye. The eye becomes too long and no longer allows the observed image to be seen clearly without correction. In simple terms, the patient sees blurred at a distance and sharp at close range.

Throughout childhood the eye grows naturally. If, however, the growth starts too early and proves to be excessive, the final length of the eye and therefore the degree of myopia will become too great. We speak of severe myopia from about 5 D of correction.

Refractive disorders in children

It is important to correct an optical defect (hyperopia, myopia, and/or astigmatism) in a child if this defect risks causing lasting visual weakness (amblyopia).

Correction by occlusion of the eye is also suggested in cases of unilateral weakness or imbalance. This treatment naturally occurs under strict medical supervision.

Most young children are farsighted. In a normal situation, as they grow, hyperopia spontaneously resolves and most of the time, the child will not need optical correction.

However, residual optical defects should be corrected if they risk causing irreversible visual weakness (amblyopia) or if they cause symptoms of discomfort or headaches.

It is worth noting that in recent years, there has been an increase in cases of myopia in increasingly younger children. Careful monitoring is therefore essential.

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Refractive disorders in a few steps

An initial consultation allows us to perform the necessary examinations and make a diagnosis.

We welcome you in our ophthalmology clinic and we carry out a pre-consultation to better understand your needs. This consists of understanding the reason for the consultation and your medical history.

Next, the ophthalmologist proceeds with the examination of the child, who is sometimes also seen by the orthoptist. An additional examination with pupil dilation is often considered to determine the optical defect more precisely and to decide on the course of treatment.

Regular monitoring, to adjust the optical correction if necessary. A check-up once or twice a year depending on the child’s age seems prudent.

Specialist(s) in general strabismus

Dr Alessandra Sansonetti

After graduating from the Medical School of the University of Geneva in 1985, where she obtained her Doctorate, Dr Alessandra Sansonetti did postgraduate training in neurosurgery (Prof A Werner) and in ophthalmology (Prof A Roth) at he Geneva University Hospital (Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève – HUG) as well as at the University Hospital of Zurich (prof B Gloor, Universitätspital Zürich USZ). She obtained the Specialization degree in Ophthalmology of the Swiss Medical Board (FMH) in 1991.

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