Children's Mercy provides the highest-quality care for the entire range of vision and eye problems in children. Our ophthalmologists are specifically trained in childhood eye disorders and provide all medical and surgical management.
Vision problems in children require special treatment because the brain cells that control vision are not fully developed in children. Many pediatric vision problems occur when these cells are not responding normally. Our team provides specialized care to address these issues.
Our expertise covers common problems such as blocked tear ducts, eyelid abnormalities and crossed eyes as well as rare, complex problems such as pediatric cataracts, glaucoma and eye tumors.
Our program is one of only a few in the U.S. with a surgeon fellowship trained in pediatric refractive surgery and ophthalmology. Patients have access to comprehensive services to treat tear duct disorders, including congenital lacrimal duct obstruction.
Adult patients with strabismus are evaluated and treated by members of the department.