Who we are
The Ophthalmology Program at Boston Children's Hospital offers the latest and best in diagnostics and care for children with vision problems, no matter how simple or complex. We specialize in treating cataracts in babies and children, traumatic eye injuries, juvenile glaucoma and a variety of other conditions.
Children and families come from around the world to our Eye Center for the most advanced vision testing, diagnostics and treatment available for of all types of visual impairments.
- The Department of Ophthalmology at Children’s is the largest group of full-time practicing pediatric ophthalmologists in the United States with 16 ophthalmologists and 5 optometrists on staff.
- Children’s pediatric ophthalmologists lead their peers in research that’s advancing the way eye conditions are diagnosed and treated.
- Our experts have pioneered specialized diagnostic and surgical techniques for babies and children.
- We see more than 30,000 outpatient visits each year, and more than 1,200 surgical procedures are performed annually in our 11 specialty clinics.
Download a copy of the Ophthalmology fact sheet, with key information and highlights.
Names & Faces
A study of a disorder that limits eye movement demonstrates, for the first time, that a human disorder can result from errors in axon guidance—or the ability of growing nerve fibers to navigate to the right location. This has been a popular hypothesis in neuroscience, but had never actually been shown.
Conditions & Treatments
- Adenovirus infections
- Angelman syndrome
- Blood in the eye (hyphema)
- Cerebral palsy
- Congenital rubella syndrome
- Contact Lens Service
- Cortical visual impairment
- Eye anatomy
- Eye glasses and contact lenses
- Eye socket fracture
- Functional Vision Assessment Service
- Haemophilus influenzae infections
- Iritis (uveitis)
- Leber's optic atrophy
- Marfan syndrome
- Ophthalmology- Comprehensive Pediatric Services
- Orbital cellulitis
- Pediatric Cornea Program
- Pediatric Glaucoma Program
- Pediatric Strabismus Service
- Pfeiffer syndrome
- Pierre Robin sequence
- Retinopathy of prematurity
- Signs and symptoms of eye problems
- Stye (hordeolum)
- Tuberous sclerosis (TSC)
- X-Linked agammaglobulinemia
- Adults with Strabismus Service
- Astigmatism, hyperopia and myopia
- Blocked tear duct (dacryostenosis)
- Corneal abrasions
- Evoked potentials
- Eye exams and visual screening
- Eye injuries
- Eyes first aid
- Hemifacial microsomia
- Kabuki syndrome
- Low Vision Service
- Newborn senses
- Optic neuritis
- Pediatric Cataract Service
- Pediatric Eye Examinations
- Pediatric Retina Degeneration Service
- Pediatric and Adult Oculoplastic Program
- Physical exam for adolescent males
- Saethre-Chotzen syndrome
- Vision Therapy Service
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