Pediatric Ophthalmology

Thanks to our partnership with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, we are one of the few centers that give special attention to the diverse ophthalmic needs of children from infancy through adolescence.

UHealth Jackson Children’s Care works in association with pediatric ophthalmologists at the University of Miami Health System’s world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute to provide a comprehensive range of medical and surgical treatment for all types of eye diseases and disorders.

Our pediatric ophthalmology services include diagnosis and treatment for the a range of childhood disorders, such as:

  • Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Strabismus (misaligned eyes)
  • Congenital cataracts
  • Congenital glaucoma
  • Detached retinas
  • Hereditary disorders
  • Ocular infections
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Tumors

Description

UHealth Jackson Children’s Care works in association with pediatric ophthalmologists at the University of Miami Health System’s world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute to provide a comprehensive range of medical and surgical treatment for all types of eye diseases and disorders.

Our pediatric ophthalmology services include diagnosis and treatment for the a range of childhood disorders, such as:

  • Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Strabismus (misaligned eyes)
  • Congenital cataracts
  • Congenital glaucoma
  • Detached retinas
  • Hereditary disorders
  • Ocular infections
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Tumors

Retinopathy of Prematurity Specialty

Babies born prematurely or at a low birth weight may experience issues if the blood supply to their retinas is not fully developed, known as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). They often require special treatment to prevent retinal detachment, loss of vision, and eventually, blindness.

If the blood supply to a newborn’s retinas is not fully developed at birth, new blood vessels may bleed and grow into parts of the eye where they don’t belong. Without proper treatment, this can cause scarring inside the eyes, which can lead to loss of vision.

Babies born at 28 weeks or earlier or weighing less than three pounds, five ounces are at risk for ROP. But, newborns do not develop symptoms until the disease has become severe or retinal detachment has already occured. Early eye exams are key to protecting your newborn’s vision, and babies with this condition need lifelong follow-up.

In partnership with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Holtz Children’s Hospital has the expertise to diagnose, treat and care for ROP.

We utilize a number of diagnostic methods and technologies for ROP Diagnosis:

  • Comprehensive Screening Exam – a complete eye exam, done four to six weeks after birth by a pediatric eye doctor
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – imaging technology that creates a cross-sectional, three-dimensional view of the inside of the eyes
  • Ultrasound – safe, painless high-frequency sound waves produce detailed images of the eyes and the eye sockets

Our patients have access to the latest ROP Treatments, including:

  • Laser Therapy
  • Injection of medication into the eye to prevent abnormal blood vessels from forming

Retinopathy of Prematurity Specialty

Babies born prematurely or at a low birth weight may experience issues if the blood supply to their retinas is not fully developed, known as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). They often require special treatment to prevent retinal detachment, loss of vision, and eventually, blindness.

If the blood supply to a newborn’s retinas is not fully developed at birth, new blood vessels may bleed and grow into parts of the eye where they don’t belong. Without proper treatment, this can cause scarring inside the eyes, which can lead to loss of vision.

Babies born at 28 weeks or earlier or weighing less than three pounds, five ounces are at risk for ROP. But, newborns do not develop symptoms until the disease has become severe or retinal detachment has already occured. Early eye exams are key to protecting your newborn’s vision, and babies with this condition need lifelong follow-up.

In partnership with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Holtz Children’s Hospital has the expertise to diagnose, treat and care for ROP.

We utilize a number of diagnostic methods and technologies for ROP Diagnosis:

  • Comprehensive Screening Exam – a complete eye exam, done four to six weeks after birth by a pediatric eye doctor
  • Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) – imaging technology that creates a cross-sectional, three-dimensional view of the inside of the eyes
  • Ultrasound – safe, painless high-frequency sound waves produce detailed images of the eyes and the eye sockets

Our patients have access to the latest ROP Treatments, including:

  • Laser Therapy
  • Injection of medication into the eye to prevent abnormal blood vessels from forming

Our Highly Specialized Pediatric Physicians

Our world-class physicians, most of whom are faculty at the prestigious University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, provide the latest diagnosis methods, treatments and therapies for virtually every pediatric concern and condition. Whether your child needs routine pediatric checkups, surgery, ongoing care, or life-saving treatment, we’ll connect you with the physician you need.

Big Miracles for Little Patients