Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus

In Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, we promote the science and art of pediatric eye care to improve the visual health of children. Children are susceptible to all eye diseases that occur in adults and additional disease entities. We also deal with evaluation and treatment of amblyopia, strabismus, double vision, and other ocular motility disorders in children and adults.

The mission of this Section is two-fold:

  • To advance the quality of children’s eye care by establishing standards of practice at the highest level of clinical competence and by fostering concepts which benefit children’s eye health through prevention.
  • To provide excellent care to those adult patients with newly developed eye muscle problems secondary to illness, head trauma, or old residual problems from childhood strabismus.

As the only Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus group in Southern New England located within an academic medical center (Yale University School of Medicine), our clinical team, with Dr. Martha Howard, MD as Interim Director, provides expertise in diagnosing and treating children’s simple & complex eye pathology and adult strabismus disorders.

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Jennifer A. Galvin, MD

Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Martha Howard, MD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science