Pediatric Ophthalmology
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If your child is having difficulty reading or learning, needs surgery or medical treatment for an eye condition, or a vision exam reveals a problem, you can turn to the pediatric ophthalmologists at Emerson Hospital for expert help.

Our highly trained eye doctors specialize in diagnosing, treating and managing children’s eye disorders. They know how to examine and treat children in a way that helps them feel safe and relaxed. Plus, our pediatric ophthalmologists use equipment that is specially designed for children.

The conditions our pediatric ophthalmologists see

You can count on Emerson’s pediatric eye doctors to diagnose, treat and manage the full range of eye conditions affecting children, including:
  • Amblyopia (impaired vision)
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Conjunctivitis (“pink eye”), sties and other eye infections
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Crossed eyes (strabismus) and other eye muscle/movement disorders
  • Eye injuries
  • Eye problems caused by diseases such as diabetes or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), and other systemic or neurological diseases
  • Ptosis (drooping eyelids)
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Visual processing disorders

The services Emerson’s eye doctors provide

Your family can rely on Emerson’s pediatric ophthalmologists for comprehensive eye and vision care, including:
  • Eye exams and vision screening
  • Prescribing of eye glasses and contact lenses
  • Emergency care for eye injuries
  • Diagnosis of visual processing disorders 
  • Surgery, microsurgery and laser surgery to correct eye problems
  • Surgical biopsies of growths involving the eye
  • Medical management of eye disorders

In addition, Emerson’s Pediatric Intervention Team (PIT) is available to help ease the fears of children and their families during difficult examinations and procedures in the hospital setting.