Pediatrics

Pediatric Ophthalmology

The Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) offers comprehensive eye care for children from infancy through adolescence. As the oldest specialty hospital in America, NYEE is at the forefront of clinical care, education and research, and is consistently ranked among the best hospitals in America for Ophthalmology by the U.S. News and World Report.

We know that vision is essential to your child’s educational and physiological growth. All patients have access to the latest imaging and vision testing technologies, as well as to a multidisciplinary range of ophthalmic specialists and sub-specialists under one roof. Our pediatric ophthalmology specialists work closely with parents on a customized treatment plan that emphasizes the special needs of our young patients. Our specialists have deep expertise in all childhood eye disorders and we are one of the few centers anywhere with the skills to treat infants as young as several months for pediatric glaucoma and corneal disease.

Under the accomplished guidance of Douglas Fredrick, MD, System Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at Mount Sinai Health System, Erin Walsh, MD and Steven Rosenberg, MD, Co-Directors of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at NYEE, Edward Raab, MD, and Tamiesha Frempong, MD, our team draws on the most advanced science to deliver the careful and compassionate care your child deserves.

Areas of service include:

  • Common vision problems: myopia and hyperopia (nearsightedness and farsightedness), astigmatism, childhood tearing  
  • Genetic eye diseases: pediatric cataracts, pediatric glaucoma, pediatric retinal problems (retinopathy of prematurity, retinitis pigmentosa, Leber congenital amaurosis, retinoschisis, retinal tumors), coloboma, microphthalmia, anophthalmia, optic nerve hypoplasia, congenital ptosis  
  • Childhood eye trauma
  • Childhood eye infections: conjunctivitis (pink eye), vernal conjunctivitis, herpes simplex virus keratitis 
  • Adult strabismus