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The eye care experts at St. Louis Children's Hospital work together to provide the most comprehensive care possible. Whenever necessary, pediatric ophthalmologists consult with other physicians, technicians, surgeons and specialists in a multidisciplinary approach. The Children's Eye Center nurses and technicians are well-trained professionals dedicated to providing the best care available, all with the comforting touch of those who are committed to helping children.

The Children's Eye Center treats visual disorders that occur in infants and children, from refractive error and eye crossing to cataracts and tumors. Evaluation early in infancy and childhood is strongly encouraged, especially for children who were premature, have developmental delay or have a family history of an eye disorder.

Conditions treated

  • Eye crossing (strabismus)
  • Eye movement disorders (nystagmus)
  • Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy and cortical blindness
  • Photorefraction and screening for amblyopia
  • Retinopathy of prematurity, retinal malformations, retinoblastoma and optic nerve disorders
  • ophthalmology patient examCataracts and glaucoma
  • Drooping or misshapen eyelids and hemangiomas
  • Tear duct disorders
  • Orbital infections and tumors
  • Disorders of eye movements and double vision
  • Pediatric Refractive Surgery, PRK, lasek and lensectomy

Our specialties

  • Visually evoked potentials
  • Electroretinography
  • Eye tracking and nystagmus recording
  • Visual field testing
  • Color vision testing
  • Depth perception and binocular fusion tests
  • State-of-the-art testing for amblyopia and eye movement disorders in early childhood
  • Photorefractive and laser assisted surgery to correct extreme focusing problems
  • Corneal collagen cross-linking therapy

Why Choose Us?

St. Louis Children’s Hospital is consistently ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals. We follow one simple mission – to do what’s right for kids. That mission comes to life through medical discovery, innovative therapies and compassionate care.

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We offer world-class care to children thanks in part to generous gifts from hundreds of people who have joined us in making health care better for all children. This philanthropic support enables us to fulfill our mission to do what's right for kids.

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