Ophthalmology

Pediatric Ophthalmology Service

The Pediatric Ophthalmology Service specializes in eye conditions that affect children. Pediatric eye care in the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Ophthalmology is available at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). For an appointment, call 215-590-2791.

Conditions/Diseases Treated

  • Amblyopia
  • Strabismus (surgical and non-surgical) in children and infants
  • Congenital glaucoma
  • Congenital cataracts
  • Congenital and inherited eye and vision disorders
  • Eyelid and facial malformations
  • Ophthalmic genetics
  • Pediatric oculoplastic surgery
  • Pediatric cataract, including intraocular lens implantation and aphakic contact lens
  • Pediatric glaucoma
  • Pediatric neuro-ophthalmology
  • Pediatric retinal diseases
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Tearing problem and tear duct obstruction
  • Ptosis and other eyelid disabilities
  • Contact lenses

The Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology utilizes cutting-edge technology and expertise to provide the following special testing:

  • Adult and pediatric visual field testing
  • Electroretinography (performed awake or with sedation)
  • Orthoptic evaluation and treatment
  • Pediatric contact lens care
  • Vision testing for preverbal children
  • Visual evoked responses
  • Ultrasonography

Treatments/Surgery Offered

  • Pediatric cataract surgery
  • Pediatric glaucoma surgery
  • Strabismus surgery
  • Treatment for retinopathy of prematurity
  • Reconstructive and oculoplastic surgery

Locations Where Patients Are Evaluated and Treated

Our Team

Appointments can be scheduled by calling (215) 590-2791 or visiting the CHOP Pediatric Ophthalmology Division website.