Pediatric ophthalmologists diagnose and treat conditions of the eye affecting infants, children, and adolescents.
- Vision testing for children of all ages—premature babies, pre-school and school-age children, and those who may be uncomfortable or uncooperative in a medical office setting.
- Evaluation and treatment for strabismus. We treat all types of eye misalignment in children to improve lifelong vision.
- Treatment for retinopathy of prematurity, pediatric glaucoma, congenital cataract, amblyopia (lazy eye), and tear duct disorders.
- Surgery for all types of eye misalignment in children including crossed eyes and wandering eyes.
- Diagnosis and treatment of visual disorders caused by diseases such as cancer, diabetes, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and other medical and neurological diseases.
- Care for pediatric genetic diseases that affect the eyes.
- Care and treatment for eye injuries and infections.
Your pediatrician will examine your child’s eyes many times in the first years of life. If during these screening tests your doctor feels that a complete eye examination is necessary, he or she should refer your child to a pediatric ophthalmologist.
Our specialists are experts at observing the development of the visual system in growing children and young adults. For serious conditions affecting children’s eyes, our care may include follow-up visits and consultations that continue into adulthood.