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Helping children with ophthalmology conditions

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 6.8% of children under 18 in the United States have been diagnosed with eye or vision conditions. Nearly 3% of children are blind or visually impaired, having difficulties seeing even when wearing corrective lenses. Additionally, 2% to 6% of infants and toddlers suffer from “lazy-eye,” formally known as amblyopia, which can significantly impair their learning ability.

Our board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialize in eye conditions. They evaluate children’s eyes and vision to diagnose any issues and devise appropriate treatment plans for the most optimal outcomes. Bringing expertise and compassion to pediatric patients, our dedicated pediatric ophthalmologists are trained to manage the complex needs of children facing various eye- and vision-related issues, such as:

  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP).
  • Blocked tear ducts.
  • Pediatric cataracts.
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye).
  • Drooping eyelids.
  • Strabismus (crossed or wandering eyes).

Detecting eye and vision problems as early as possible, our pediatric ophthalmologists recommend conducting eye exams on children at ages 6 months, 3 years and before entering school.

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Program benefits

Compassion, dedication and knowledge are fundamental when caring for children with eye and vision conditions. Our ophthalmology specialists provide early detection, diagnoses and treatment plans to children with various eye conditions ranging from routine to highly complex.

Collaborate across the continuum
Pediatric ophthalmology care requires coordination among pediatric specialists, advanced practice providers and related clinical professionals to ensure a fully aligned and cooperative approach.

Provide high-quality care
Delivering evidence-based care built on a framework of robust quality improvement support is the key to positive patient outcomes. Comprehensive evaluations and patient-centered, compassionate care ensure timely diagnoses and treatment.

Strengthen referral networks
Augment the availability of pediatric ophthalmology services to clinicians and other specialists in your community, enabling patients to receive specialized care close to home.

Leverage expertise
Access the resources of our national network of health care and business experts. Find answers and guidance by tapping into our seasoned team of health care leaders.

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