The Ophthalmology Unit at Hospital de Niños Ricardo Gutiérrez is staffed by 6 ophthalmologists who attend a 5 year training course, as well as residents from other hospitals, who come to this institution in order to learn about childhood eye conditions and diseases.
Children from all over the country are treated here, not just from Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires and its surroundings. An average of 100 patients a day is assisted and an average of 300 eye surgeries a year is performed at Hospital de Niños Ricardo Gutiérrez.
One of the conditions most currently treated at this Hospital is the Glaucoma. It is a condition of increased pressure within the eyeball, causing gradual loss of sight if not properly treated. Current diagnostic methods carried out at the Hospital demand general anesthetics in order to measure the child intra ocular pressure.