Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

Pediatric Eye Care | Ophthalmology

Through our affiliation with the Maine Eye Center, MaineHealth offers the most advanced pediatric eye care in Southern Maine.

Expert care for your child's eyes

If your child has an eye problem, experiences difficulty with a vision screening exam, or needs medical treatment for an illness affecting the eyes, our pediatric ophthalmologists have the experience and qualifications to provide expert evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.

Conditions, Diagnosis & Treatment

  • Amblyopia
  • Capillary hemangiomas
  • Cataracts
  • Complex eye infections
  • Inherited eye diseases
  • Nasolacrimal (tear duct) disorders
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular allergy
  • Ocular cancers including retinoblastoma
  • Pediatric glaucoma (high eye pressure)
  • Ptosis
  • Refractive errors
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Stargardt's disease
  • Strabismus
  • Systemic diseases that affect the eyes, such as diabetes or metabolic disorders
  • Trauma

Our ophthalmology specialists provide diagnostic and treatments for a range of eye conditions, including:

  • Visual field testing
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Surgery, microsurgery and laser surgery
  • Eye patching
  • Eye glasses and contact lenses
  • Eye drops and other medications
  • Eye exercises
  • Probing, irrigation and nasal lacrimal tube placement to treat blocked tear ducts