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Pediatric Ophthalmology (Eye)

The Ophthalmology department at Children's Health offers premier patient care for dozens of eye disorders and diseases, along with cutting-edge research and education.

Our pediatric ophthalmologists provide basic eye exams for those under 6 years of age and with special needs. We also perform ocular plastic surgery to correct problems of the eyelids, orbit, tear ducts, forehead and mid-face. Neuro-ophthalmogists provide diagnosis and treatment services for eye problems that arise in the brain or nervous system.

Expert Care

For parents, this means that our experts are able to provide care that is specially formulated for your child and their specific needs. It also ensures that other disciplines are readily available should they be required. We offer the latest treatments and top-level equipment, all while maintaining a soothing atmosphere that is specially designed to fit the needs of children.

We provide basic eye examinations for children under 6, including kids with special needs. In addition to general ophthalmology, we offer the latest treatments and state-of-the-art equipment in the following fields:

  • Neuro-ophthalmology: A subspecialty of both ophthalmology and neurology.  Neuro-ophthalmology deals with visual problems associated with the nervous system.
  • Oculoplastics: A type of plastic surgery focusing on the structures that surround the eye including the eyelids, orbit, tear ducts and forehead.

The American Board of Ophthalmology certifies all our physicians. Many have additional training in subspecialty areas. For example, all of Children’s Health oculoplastic surgeons are members of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. There are only 500 physicians worldwide who have completed the training needed to join this prestigious group.

Children’s Health has also been designated as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Being a Magnet Hospital puts us in the top 7% of the world’s hospitals and is a reflection of the excellence of our nursing staff.

Research

As the main pediatric teaching hospital for UT Southwestern Medical Center, your child’s physicians are all on the faculty at the Center. Their focus on research means that not only do they stay abreast of all the newest treatments and interventions in their fields, they have actually helped to develop many of them.

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What to bring to your child's appointment

  • Photo ID of the parent or legal guardian escorting the child Insurance/Medicaid/CHIP card
  • All medications the patient is taking including prescription, over the counter and herbal
  • Immunization Records
  • Glasses if they have them
  • Specialist Co-Pay
  • Allow extra time in your travel plans for parking and check-in

Meet the Care Team