Mr Uddin has a wealth of experience spanning more than 25 years in ophthalmology and Oculoplastics treating children. He sees both common conditions as well as more complex and unusual conditions affecting the eyelid, orbit and lacrimal system (watery eye) in children. He has served as clinical lead for the paediatric adnexal (oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal) service at Moorfields Eye Hospital, delivering excellent clinical and surgical treatment at the purpose-built Children’s Eye Centre. Due to his national and international reputation, he receives a wide range of referrals from the UK and abroad.
For complex conditions that extend beyond the eyelids and orbit, Mr Uddin works with a team of world-class physicians and surgeons at institutes such as Great Ormond Street and St George’s Hospital Medical School.
Mr Uddin understands the anxiety felt by parents when trying to get the correct diagnosis, likely prognosis and progress of the condition. He is very aware of the worry that parents go through the effects on vision and facial development.
Timing of treatment and surgery is very important in children and needs to be carefully considered, taking into account both the child’s needs as well the parent's wishes. He feels it is exceptionally important to minimise stress and anxiety for the child and their family by establishing a relaxed, safe and comfortable environment.
Although watery eyes are common, especially for babies, they can be a sign of a blockage of the tear duct (Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction). Symptoms usually appear in the first few months of life and include sticky eyes with mucus or pus on the eyelashes and redness of the skin surrounding the eye.
The majority of cases resolve with minimal medical intervention. Regularly massaging the area of the tear duct is usually effective in releasing the blockage. Topical antibiotics are used for any infections. For infants with a persistent blockage and watery, sticky eyes, where conservative treatment and time have failed.
Tumours and swellings of the orbit
Tumours may present at birth or develop and become more apparent. It is important to assess and maintain visual development as well as diagnose and treat any conditions
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