The Department of Ophthalmology at Boston Children’s Hospital is the largest group of full-time practicing pediatric ophthalmologists in the United States. Here, children and families receive the most advanced testing and treatment available for all types of visual impairments. Specialized services are available for misaligned eyes (strabismus), cataract and retinal degenerative conditions, as well as comprehensive evaluation and treatment of patients with eye muscle problems or refractive concerns. The Department of Ophthalmology is a collaborative environment that includes clinicians at the top of their field, award-winning principal investigators, and trainees from around the world.
A leader in pediatric healthcare for more than 130 years, Boston Children’s Hospital first opened in 1869 as a 20-bed facility in Boston’s South End. Since then, scientists at Children’s Hospital have made important contributions in eradicating some of the major illnesses that have threatened young lives. Today, the hospital stands out as a preeminent institution for pediatric care by utilizing cutting-edge research from disciplines such as genomics, proteomics, and informatics. Children’s Hospital has also revolutionized treatment options for infections, congenital disorders, and other childhood diseases.