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Pediatric Ophthalmology

Children have a special way of watching the world. They see monsters lurking in the shadows under the bed. They always see who received the biggest slice of birthday cake. And, of course, teenagers have a vision all their own. But when it comes to a child's eye care, sometimes problems occur that require specially trained professionals who understand the unique needs of children.

Pediatric ophthalmologists at Albert Florens Storm Eye Institute at MUSC Health offer the most comprehensive pediatric eye care services in the state. Led by "Best Doctors in America" awardee Richard A. Saunders, M.D. and M. Edward Wilson, M.D., Storm Eye Institute's team of pediatric ophthalmologists provide a range of services - from school eye exams, to specialized care for eye muscle problems, pediatric glaucoma, cataracts, retinal disease, eye diseases related to prematurity and eye trauma. No problem - or patient - is too small for the trusted care of our pediatric specialists.

Our state-of-the-art, child-friendly environment helps us successfully treat thousands of children each year while remaining at the forefront of scientific advances in the continued care of pediatric eye-related health conditions. Storm Eye Institute's ongoing involvement in grant-funded clinical trials has led to innovative treatments for amblyopia (known as "lazy eye") and cataracts. Our team of experts is continuously exploring new ways to provide the best care to children, such as combining the use of technology, education and games to help children better understand the importance of eye health.

Offering the most modern equipment and advanced technology makes Storm Eye Institute the leading pediatric referral center in South Carolina. While we are dedicated to caring for South Carolina's children, we also see patients from around the United States and the far corners of the world - Asia, the Middle East, and South America. We are known for our surgical treatment of strabismus (crossed eyes), childhood cataracts, and laser treatment of a common condition in premature infants called retinopathy of prematurity.

Because Storm Eye Institute is affiliated with MUSC Children's Hospital, patients and their families have access to a wealth of pediatric resources - a dedicated pediatric emergency room equipped to handle any emergency, child life specialists trained in comforting a nervous child, and a caring, nurturing staff who know that children aren't just small adults.

If you, or someone you know, would like more information about the pediatric ophthalmology services available at Storm Eye Institute, call 843-792-2020 or toll-free at 800-894-3513.

Pediatric Cataracts - For Physicians

Pediatric Cataract Surgery (PDF)
by M. Edward Wilson, M.D. and Rupal H. Trivedi, M.D., MSCR
Storm Eye Institute, Medical University of South Carolina