The Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus provides medical and surgical eye care for children as well as strabismus management for both children and adults.
Our ophthalmologists are located in the Cole Eye Institute, one of the few dedicated, comprehensive eye institutes in the world. The Institute is ranked in the Top 10 for Ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report, and is the best ophthalmology program in Ohio.
We see children and adolescent patients in the Cole Eye building on Cleveland Clinic's main campus, which incorporates a separate waiting area for children with games and an aquarium to keep them occupied. We also see patients in Beachwood and Strongsville.
Our pediatric ophthalmologists are members of Cleveland Clinic's Cole Eye Institute. Other physicians at Cole assist in diagnosing and treating the entire spectrum of eye diseases from routine to complex problems.
- The Cole Eye Institute is one of the few dedicated, comprehensive eye institutes in the world and has a reputation for innovation and superior outcomes, demonstrating our commitment to putting pediatric ophthalmology patients first.
- The Institute is ranked in the Top 10 for Ophthalmology by U.S. News & World Report, and is the No. 1 program in Ohio.
- Our research team is dedicated to understanding genetic-based eye diseases in hopes of finding tomorrow's cures. Should other pediatric specialists be needed, access to our renowned hospital physicians is immediate.
- Our physicians have expertise in treating strabismus in children and adults, including complex cases involving reoperation and diplopia (double vision) from thyroid eye disease.
What We Treat
The Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology treats patients with the following conditions:
- Amblyopia (lazy eye).
- Blocked tearducts.
- Childhood/congenital glaucoma.
- Congenital cataracts.
- Errors of refraction (myopia nearsightedness, hypermetropia/farsightedness and astigmatism).
- Genetic eye diseases, including retinal dystrophies and degeneration.
- Lid hemangiomas.
- Ocular manifestations of neurological disorders.
- Ocular trauma.
- Pediatric retinal disorders and diseases, including retinopathy of prematurity.
- Strabismus (ocular misalignment).
- Tearing disorders.
To schedule an appointment, please call 216.444.2020 or 800.223.2273, ext. 42020. You can also send us an email.
Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.
Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood
Cole Eye Institute, Main Campus
Cole Eye Institute, Hillcrest
Cole Eye Institute, Strongsville
Cole Eye Institute, Twinsburg