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Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus

Ophthalmology services at MassGeneral Hospital for Children are provided by the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Department of Ophthalmology, which provides vision screening and professional care for a variety of ophthalmic problems.

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Ophthalmology services at MassGeneral Hospital for Children are provided by the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) Department of Ophthalmology. The MEEI Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Service provides vision screening and professional care for a variety of ophthalmic problems, including:

  • Evaluation and treatment of amblyopia
  • Pediatric cataracts
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Congenital glaucoma
  • Pediatric and adult strabismus, including orthoptic evaluation, non-surgical and surgical treatment
    • Use of adjustable sutures in strabismus surgery
    • Botulinum injections
    • Prism adaptation

Care and treatment of pediatric corneal, retinal and orbital disorders as well as glaucoma are provided in conjunction with other ophthalmic subspecialists at MEEI.

Specialty Care

Consultative care is provided to patients with problems including:

  • Blurry vision
  • Failed vision screens at school or the pediatrician
  • Strabismus such as crossed eyes, wandering eyes, “lazy eye”
  • Amblyopia
  • Difficulties learning

Surgical care is provided to patients with problems including:

  • Strabismus
  • Nasolacrimal duct obstruction
  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma

MGHfC Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
234 Charles Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-573-3048
Fax: 617-573-4484

Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes

To schedule an appointment with a MassGeneral for Children pediatric specialist, please call 888-644-3248 or complete our online appointment form to request an appointment.

Physicians may call 888-644-3211 or use the online referral form and the Access & New Appointment Center will call your patient within 1 business day.

Next Steps:

  • 617-355-6401
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Family-centered care

We respect that the family is the center of a child’s life and we welcome families to participate in every aspect of their child’s care.

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Team approach

At MassGeneral Hospital for Children, members of the patient’s care team work together to provide coordinated, multidisciplinary treatment.