The Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service is a collaboration of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Ophthalmology Department an The Ohio State University Medical Center Havener Eye Institute. They offer routine primary care and secondary care on referral, clinical testing for children with visual impairment, plus clinical and basic research.
The Pediatric Division preforms vision screening for kids, and treats common ocular problems that can affect children. They diagnose, treat, and manage all children’s eye problems such as pink eye, strabismus, amblyopia, glaucoma, dacryostenosis, and cataracts.
Pediatric ophthalmologists generally provide the following services:
- Eye exams
- Perform surgery, microsurgery, and laser surgery (for problems like weak eye muscles, crossed eyes, wandering eyes, blocked tear ducts, retinal problems, and infections)
- Diagnose problems of the eye caused by diseases of the body such as diabetes or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and other medical and neurological diseases
- Diagnose visual processing disorders
- Care for eye injuries
- Prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses
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