When primary care doctors and families have concerns about a child’s eyes, we’re here to help. Our pediatric ophthalmology service is specifically designed and operated for the benefit of all children who have eye health problems. We perform eye screening for a variety of pediatric conditions that affect vision, such as juvenile arthritis, diabetes, and neurofibromatosis. We specialize in the full spectrum of eye care for infants, toddlers, and school-age children.
The WVU Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences provides outreach care and services through the Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program for blind and visually impaired school-aged children in West Virginia, regardless of their ability to pay.
Conditions We Treat
Our pediatric ophthalmology services address many common and complex pediatric vision problems, including:
- Blocked tear ducts
- Blurred vision
- Corneal abrasions
- Crossed eye(s)
- Dermoid cysts
- Droopy eyelids
- Genetic/neurological conditions that affect vision
- Graves’ disease
- Lazy eye
- Nystagmus (uncontrolled, rhythmic eye movements)
- Pink eye
- Retinopathy of prematurity
Evaluation and Treatment
We offer our pediatric patients routine and specialized eye care services, and a vast majority of common surgical procedures, like cataract removal, are performed as same-day surgery. WVU Medicine pediatric ophthalmologists perform a variety of visual screening tests for infants and children to detect any vision problems early in your child’s development. Depending on your child’s condition, treatment methods may include:
- Cataract removal
- Eyeglasses and contact lenses through our Eye Shop
- Low vision care through the Children’s Vision Rehabilitation Program
- Corneal ring implants
- Laser photocoagulation
- Oculoplastic reconstructive surgery
- Photodynamic therapy
- Pneumatic retinopexy
- Scleral buckling
- Tear duct surgery
Pediatric Vision Resources
- Symptoms of possible eye problems
- Glasses can help even young children
- Eye protection critical in sports
- Vision milestones for children
Monday – Friday
8 am – 5 pm
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