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Section of Pediatric Ophthalmology

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The Section of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Rush provides a full range of care for eye problems in children.

With early detection, many diseases that threaten sight can be cured or treated to prevent or slow vision loss.

That's why pediatric ophthalmologists at Rush recommend that your child receive his or her first eye exam before the age of four. If you're concerned about a specific condition — or if you have a family history of vision problems — your child may need to see an eye doctor sooner. 

In addition to routine vision care, the section offers care for a range of rare and more common eye problems that affect children. These include the following:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Strabismus
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Retinopathy
  • Eye cancers, including retinoblastoma