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:

  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Blurred vision
  • Cataracts
  • Cellulitis
  • Corneal abrasions
  • Crossed eye(s)
  • Dermoid cysts
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Genetic/neurological conditions that affect vision
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves’ disease
  • Keratitis
  • 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:

General

Surgical

  • Corneal ring implants
  • Laser photocoagulation
  • Oculoplastic reconstructive surgery
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Pneumatic retinopexy
  • Scleral buckling
  • Tear duct surgery
  • Trabeculectomy
  • Vitrectomy

Appointments and Directions

855-WVU-CARE 855-988-2273
WVU Eye Institute
1 Medical Center Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506

Clinic Number

304-598-4800

Clinic Hours

Monday – Friday
8 am – 5 pm


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