Pediatric Ophthalmology

The Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service at Mass. Eye and Ear is a collaboration with the Children's Hospital Ophthalmology Foundation (CHOF). CHOF at Mass. Eye and Ear is one of the most comprehensive pediatric ophthalmology networks in the country. Our physicians provide evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for the full range of eye conditions that affect children, and for eye misalignment problems in children and adults.

Pediatric eye care comprises a wide range of evaluations and treatments for our young patients, from screening for normal vision to caring for the most complicated eye conditions.

Children should have routine vision and eye examinations in the course of their regular primary care appointments with their pediatricians. If there is cause for any concern or further evaluation, a pediatric ophthalmologist is best qualified to provide the necessary care. Once in treatment, it is best to make sure your child is consistent with recommended follow-up appointments, to allow the physician to monitor conditions closely and accurately.

If you think any symptoms seem urgent, it is best to take your child to the Mass. Eye and Ear Emergency Department immediately. Being proactive will only help your child’s condition.

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