Pediatric Cornea Program | Overview

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The Pediatric Cornea Program at Boston Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive evaluation and management of children with corneal and ocular surface diseases. There are many diseases of the cornea that afflict children, but when properly diagnosed and managed, outcomes can be very positive.

Our expertise

  • Our cornea specialist has extensive experience in all aspects of pediatric corneal disease and external diseases.
  • A new approach for the treatment of corneal opacities in children involves the placement of an artificial (plastic) cornea, called a keratoprosthesis. Developed in Boston, this device improves visual acuity very rapidly after the surgery. In addition, the body cannot reject the keratoprosthesis because it is plastic. This is an exciting advance in the treatment of pediatric corneal diseases.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
For Patients: 617-355-6000
For Referring Providers: 844-BCH-PEDS | 844-224-7337