OphthalmologyThe Ophthalmology Practice at Children’s Hospital
Central California specializes in the management and treatment of congenital and acquired pediatric eye diseases, malformations and disorders. Our pediatric ophthalmologist provides diagnostic services, medical treatment and surgical services for infants and children. We accept referrals only for children already receiving care from one of our outpatient or inpatient services, and work closely with other departments within the Hospital to provide multidisciplinary care to patients.
Services Offered & Conditions Treated
- Infantile blindness
- Congenital eye diseases and malformations
- Ocular motility
- Orbital disorders
- Retinal disorders
- Ocular trauma
- Vision disorders
- Cornea disease
- External disease
- Low vision
- Anterior segment
- Delayed visual maturation
- Eyelid surgery
- Pediatric Ophthalmology
- Strabismus surgery
- Ocular genetics
- Genetic eye disorders
- Electrophysiology (in collaboration with Neurology Testing)
- Ophthalmic Ultrasound:
- Ocular and orbital ultrasound
- Ophthalmic photography:
- RetCam to take pictures of:
- Premature infants with Retinopathy of Prematurity
- Children with retinal bleeding due to Shaken Impact Syndrome
- Orthoptics and refractions
- Part of the Hospital’s Craniofacial Clinic:
- Treating eye misalignment
- Addressing patients that have problems with tearing, so that they don’t get chronic infections
- Chemotherapeutic agents that affect the eyes
- Cancers that affect the eyes.
- Immune disorders:
- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (formerly known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) that can cause inflammation in the eyes.
- Working with our medical geneticists to manage and treat genetic eye disorders.
- Congenital or acquired neurologic disorders that affect eye vision and eye alignment.
- Conditions of the central nervous system that affect the eyes.
- Managing patients with non-accidental trauma:
- Car accident victims
- Children who have been shaken (Shaken Impact Syndrome)
- Dog bite victims with injuries to the mid-face.
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit:
- Retinal disorders:
- Retinopathy of Prematurity
- retCAM (new service coming soon) to take pictures of premature babies with Retinopathy of Prematurity
Dr. Jane Kelly is the ophthalmology author and editor for Online Mendelian Inheritance In Man (OMIM), part of the National Library of Medicine, funded by the National Institute for Biotechnology Information. In this role she goes through the eye literature every month and writes about new hereditary eye diseases, genes that have been found and discoveries about existing diagnosis. Read more about Dr. Kelly.