Pediatric Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologic care for even the youngest patients.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital specializes in pediatric eye conditions, ophthalmologic diseases and overall vision care.

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child with eye doctor white framing element

The Division of Ophthalmology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital offers a full range of ophthalmic and optical services for children and young adults to the age of 21 years as well as adult strabismus (deviation of the eyes).

Treatments and Procedures

Conditions We Treat

In addition, the care team provides treatment for a full range of pediatric ophthalmic conditions, including:

  • Evaluation for vision problems (refractive errors)
  • Medical and surgical problems of infantile and childhood strabismus
  • Nasolacrimal duct obstructions
  • Ptosis (droopiness of the lids)
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Severe facial injuries

Specialized services include:

  • Ultrasonography of the eye
  • Visual field testing in kinetic and static modalities
  • Fundus photography
  • Surgical interventions when indicated
  • Provision of special lenses to support children with eye anomalies

Success Stories

When the attending pediatrician performed the neonatal screening on baby Sara, the doctor noticed that the newborn’s left eye was cloudy and unresponsive to light. The family was immediately referred to Nicklaus Children’s Division of Ophthalmology for a more thorough examination.
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