Deborah K.  VanderVeen , MD

Deborah K. VanderVeen, MD

Associate in Medicine

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

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Medical Services

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Strabismus Misaligned Eyes
  • Ptosis Drooping Eyelids
  • Glaucoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Glaucoma

Departments

  • Ophthalmology

Programs

  • Comprehensive Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Strabismus Service
  • Pediatric Cataract Service
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Experience and Education

Education

Medical School

University of Kansas Medical Center, 1993

Kansas City, KS

Internship

University of Kansas City Medical Center, 1993-1994

Kansas City, KS

Residency

Boston University Medical School, 1994-1997

Boston, MA

Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital, 1997-1998

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Ophthalmology

Publications

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  1. Koo EB, Gilbert AL, VanderVeen DK. Treatment of Amblyopia and Amblyopia Risk Factors Based on Current Evidence. Semin Ophthalmol. 2016 Oct 17; 1-7.
  2. Wilson ME, O'Halloran H, VanderVeen D, Roarty J, Plager DA, Markwardt K, Gedif K, Lambert SR. Difluprednate versus prednisolone acetate for inflammation following cataract surgery in pediatric patients: a randomized safety and efficacy study. Eye (Lond). 2016 Sep; 30(9):1187-94.
  3. Hutchinson AK, Melia M, Yang MB, VanderVeen DK, Wilson LB, Lambert SR. Clinical Models and Algorithms for the Prediction of Retinopathy of Prematurity: A Report by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2016 Apr; 123(4):804-16.
  4. Kemp PS, VanderVeen DK. Computer-Assisted Digital Image Analysis of Plus Disease in Retinopathy of Prematurity. Semin Ophthalmol. 2016; 31(1-2):159-62.
  5. Lundgren P, Stoltz Sjöström E, Domellöf M, Smith L, Wu C, VanderVeen D, Hellström A, Löfqvist C. The Specificity of the WINROP Algorithm Can Be Significantly Increased by Reassessment of the WINROP Alarm. Neonatology. 2015; 108(2):152-6.
  6. Rodriguez-Galindo C, Orbach DB, VanderVeen D. Retinoblastoma. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2015 Feb; 62(1):201-23.
  7. Wan MJ, VanderVeen DK. Eye disorders in newborn infants (excluding retinopathy of prematurity). Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2015 May; 100(3):F264-9.
  8. Lee JW, VanderVeen D, Allred EN, Leviton A, Dammann O. Prethreshold retinopathy in premature infants with intrauterine growth restriction. Acta Paediatr. 2015 Jan; 104(1):27-31.
  9. Yonekawa Y, Shah AS, France RM, Ciarlini P, VanderVeen DK. Leukocoria in a 2-year-old boy. J Paediatr Child Health. 2014 Sep; 50(9):744, 747.
  10. Whitman MC, Vanderveen DK. Complications of pediatric cataract surgery. Semin Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep-Nov; 29(5-6):414-20.
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  12. Monroy JE, Orbach DB, VanderVeen D. Complications of intra-arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma. Semin Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep-Nov; 29(5-6):429-33.
  13. Jakobiec FA, Trief D, Rashid A, Rose MF, Minckler D, Vanderveen D, Mukai S. New insights into the development of infantile intraocular medulloepithelioma. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Dec; 158(6):1275-1296.e1.
  14. VanderVeen DK, Trivedi RH, Nizam A, Lynn MJ, Lambert SR. Reply: To PMID 24011524. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 Jun; 157(6):1332-3.
  15. Allred EN, Capone A, Fraioli A, Dammann O, Droste P, Duker J, Gise R, Kuban K, Leviton A, O'Shea TM, Paneth N, Petersen R, Trese M, Stoessel K, Vanderveen D, Wallace DK, Weaver G. Retinopathy of prematurity and brain damage in the very preterm newborn. J AAPOS. 2014 Jun; 18(3):241-7.
  16. Orbach DB, Vanderveen DK, Shah AS, Rodriguez-Galindo C. Blue toe syndrome: a complication of intra-arterial technique, not intra-arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 May; 132(5):654.
  17. Vanderveen DK, Trivedi RH, Nizam A, Lynn MJ, Lambert SR. Predictability of intraocular lens power calculation formulae in infantile eyes with unilateral congenital cataract: results from the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013 Dec; 156(6):1252-1260.e2.
  18. Yonekawa Y, Orbach DB, Trief D, Shah AS, Vanderveen DK. Intra-arterial chemotherapy for group C retinoblastoma with adjacent high-flow infantile hemangioma. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2013 Sep-Oct; 44(5):490-2.
  19. Sadiq MA, Vanderveen D. Genetics of ectopia lentis. Semin Ophthalmol. 2013 Sep-Nov; 28(5-6):313-20.
  20. Ramasubramanian A, Mantagos I, Vanderveen DK. Corneal endothelial cell characteristics after pediatric cataract surgery. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2013 Jul-Aug; 50(4):251-4.
  21. VanderVeen DK, Martin CR, Mehendale R, Allred EN, Dammann O, Leviton A. Early nutrition and weight gain in preterm newborns and the risk of retinopathy of prematurity. PLoS One. 2013; 8(5):e64325.
  22. Yonekawa Y, Vanderveen DK, Shah AS. Congenital glaucoma. J Pediatr. 2013 Jul; 163(1):301.
  23. Nihalani BR, VanderVeen DK. Uncorrected visual acuity in children with monofocal pseudophakia. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2013 Mar; 39(3):419-24.
  24. Bothun ED, Cleveland J, Lynn MJ, Christiansen SP, Vanderveen DK, Neely DE, Kruger SJ, Lambert SR. One-year strabismus outcomes in the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study. Ophthalmology. 2013 Jun; 120(6):1227-31.
  25. Young MP, Heidary G, VanderVeen DK. Relationship between the timing of cataract surgery and development of nystagmus in patients with bilateral infantile cataracts. J AAPOS. 2012 Dec; 16(6):554-7.
  26. Wang CJ, Little AA, Kamholz K, Holliman JB, Wise MD, Davis J, Ringer S, Cole C, Vanderveen DK, Christiansen SP, Bauchner H. Improving preterm ophthalmologic care in the era of accountable care organizations. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Nov; 130(11):1433-40.
  27. Nihalani BR, Vanderveen DK. Accuracy of intraocular lens power calculation formulae in children less than two years. Am J Ophthalmol. 2012 Oct; 154(4):759-60; author reply 760.
  28. Wu C, Löfqvist C, Smith LE, VanderVeen DK, Hellström A. Importance of early postnatal weight gain for normal retinal angiogenesis in very preterm infants: a multicenter study analyzing weight velocity deviations for the prediction of retinopathy of prematurity. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Aug; 130(8):992-9.
  29. Salgado C, Neff T, Frazier L, Vargas SO, Vanderveen D. An unusual case of congenital primitive neuroectodermal tumor with ocular metastasis. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2012 Mar; 34(2):e69-71.
  30. VanderVeen DK, Andrews C, Nihalani BR, Engle EC. Crystalline cataract caused by a heterozygous missense mutation in ?D-crystallin (CRYGD). Mol Vis. 2011; 17:3333-8.
  31. VanderVeen DK, Bremer DL, Fellows RR, Hardy RJ, Neely DE, Palmer EA, Rogers DL, Tung B, Good WV. Prevalence and course of strabismus through age 6 years in participants of the Early Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity randomized trial. J AAPOS. 2011 Dec; 15(6):536-40.
  32. Nihalani BR, Vanderveen DK. Secondary intraocular lens implantation after pediatric aphakia. J AAPOS. 2011 Oct; 15(5):435-40.
  33. Chen ML, Allred EN, Hecht JL, Onderdonk A, VanderVeen D, Wallace DK, Leviton A, Dammann O. Placenta microbiology and histology and the risk for severe retinopathy of prematurity. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Sep 01; 52(10):7052-8.
  34. Salcone EM, Johnston S, VanderVeen D. Review of the use of digital imaging in retinopathy of prematurity screening. Semin Ophthalmol. 2010 Sep-Nov; 25(5-6):214-7.
  35. Nihalani BR, VanderVeen DK. Technological advances in pediatric cataract surgery. Semin Ophthalmol. 2010 Sep-Nov; 25(5-6):271-4.
  36. Nihalani BR, VanderVeen DK. Comparison of intraocular lens power calculation formulae in pediatric eyes. Ophthalmology. 2010 Aug; 117(8):1493-9.
  37. Motley WW, Vanderveen DK, West CE. Surgical management of infantile cataracts in dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. J AAPOS. 2010 Jun; 14(3):283-4.
  38. Wu C, Vanderveen DK, Hellström A, Löfqvist C, Smith LE. Longitudinal postnatal weight measurements for the prediction of retinopathy of prematurity. Arch Ophthalmol. 2010 Apr; 128(4):443-7.
  39. Mehta M, Mansfield T, VanderVeen DK. Effect of topical anesthesia and age on pain scores during retinopathy of prematurity screening. J Perinatol. 2010 Nov; 30(11):731-5.
  40. Salgado CM, Celik Y, VanderVeen DK. Anterior segment complications after diode laser photocoagulation for prethreshold retinopathy of prematurity. Am J Ophthalmol. 2010 Jul; 150(1):6-9.e2.
  41. Wong RK, VanderVeen DK. Presentation and management of congenital dacryocystocele. Pediatrics. 2008 Nov; 122(5):e1108-12.
  42. Vanderveen DK, Nihalani BR, Barron P, Anderson RL. Optic nerve sheath fenestration for an isolated optic nerve glioma. J AAPOS. 2009 Feb; 13(1):88-90.
  43. Vanderveen DK. Cataract update 2008: all you need to know about your pediatric cataract patients. Binocul Vis Strabismus Q. 2008; 23(3):145-58.
  44. Krishnamurthy R, Vanderveen DK. Infantile cataracts. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2008; 48(2):175-92.
  45. Jones DT, Fajardo NF, Petersen RA, VanderVeen DK. Pediatric endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy failures: who and why? Laryngoscope. 2007 Feb; 117(2):323-7.
  46. Vanderveen DK, Mansfield TA, Eichenwald EC. Lower oxygen saturation alarm limits decrease the severity of retinopathy of prematurity. J AAPOS. 2006 Oct; 10(5):445-8.
  47. VanderVeen DK, Coats DK, Dobson V, Fredrick D, Gordon RA, Hardy RJ, Neely DE, Palmer EA, Steidl SM, Tung B, Good WV. Prevalence and course of strabismus in the first year of life for infants with prethreshold retinopathy of prematurity: findings from the Early Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity study. Arch Ophthalmol. 2006 Jun; 124(6):766-73.
  48. Wu C, Petersen RA, VanderVeen DK. RetCam imaging for retinopathy of prematurity screening. J AAPOS. 2006 Apr; 10(2):107-11.
  49. Gelman R, Martinez-Perez ME, Vanderveen DK, Moskowitz A, Fulton AB. Diagnosis of plus disease in retinopathy of prematurity using Retinal Image multiScale Analysis. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2005 Dec; 46(12):4734-8.
  50. Vanderveen DK, Jones DT, Tan H, Petersen RA. Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy in children. J AAPOS. 2001 Jun; 5(3):143-7.
  51. Fulton AB, Hansen RM, Petersen RA, Vanderveen DK. The rod photoreceptors in retinopathy of prematurity: an electroretinographic study. Arch Ophthalmol. 2001 Apr; 119(4):499-505.
  52. Stephan DA, Gillanders E, Vanderveen D, Freas-Lutz D, Wistow G, Baxevanis AD, Robbins CM, VanAuken A, Quesenberry MI, Bailey-Wilson J, Juo SH, Trent JM, Smith L, Brownstein MJ. Progressive juvenile-onset punctate cataracts caused by mutation of the gammaD-crystallin gene. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1999 Feb 2; 96(3):1008-12.
  53. VanderVeen DK, Pasquale LR, Fulton AB. Central retinal vein occlusion in a young child with cyanotic heart disease. Arch Ophthalmol. 1997 Aug; 115(8):1077.
  54. Hauspurg AK, Allred EN, Vanderveen DK, Chen M, Bednarek FJ, Cole C, Ehrenkranz RA, Leviton A, Dammann O. Blood gases and retinopathy of prematurity: the ELGAN Study. Neonatology. 2011; 99(2):104-11.
  55. Rudloe TF, Harper MB, Prabhu SP, Rahbar R, Vanderveen D, Kimia AA. Acute periorbital infections: who needs emergent imaging? Pediatrics. 2010 Apr; 125(4):e719-26.
  56. Heidary G, Vanderveen D, Smith LE. Retinopathy of prematurity: current concepts in molecular pathogenesis. Semin Ophthalmol. 2009 Mar-Apr; 24(2):77-81.
  57. VanderVeen DK, Nizam A, Lynn MJ, Bothun ED, McClatchey SK, Weakley DR, DuBois LG, Lambert SR. Predictability of intraocular lens calculation and early refractive status: the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study. Arch Ophthalmol. 2012 Mar; 130(3):293-9.
  58. Mantagos IS, Vanderveen DK, Smith LE. Emerging treatments for retinopathy of prematurity. Semin Ophthalmol. 2009 Mar-Apr; 24(2):82-6.
  59. Bothun ED, Lynn MJ, Christiansen SP, Neely DE, Vanderveen DK, Kruger SJ, Lambert SR. Sensorimotor outcomes by age 5 years after monocular cataract surgery in the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study (IATS). J AAPOS. 2016 Feb; 20(1):49-53.
  60. VanderVeen DK, Allred EN, Wallace DK, Leviton A. Strabismus at Age 2 Years in Children Born Before 28 Weeks' Gestation: Antecedents and Correlates. J Child Neurol. 2016 Mar; 31(4):451-60.
  61. Traboulsi EI, Vanderveen D, Morrison D, Drews-Botsch CD, Lambert SR. Associated systemic and ocular disorders in patients with congenital unilateral cataracts: the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study experience. Eye (Lond). 2016 Sep; 30(9):1170-4.
  62. Ying GS, VanderVeen D, Daniel E, Quinn GE, Baumritter A. Risk Score for Predicting Treatment-Requiring Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) in the Telemedicine Approaches to Evaluating Acute-Phase ROP Study. Ophthalmology. 2016 Oct; 123(10):2176-82.
  63. Bothun ED, Lynn MJ, Christiansen SP, Kruger SJ, Vanderveen DK, Neely DE, Lambert SR. Strabismus surgery outcomes in the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study (IATS). J AAPOS. 2016 Nov 1.
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