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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Ophthalmology

Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Service

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The Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus service specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of eye muscle misalignment in children and adults. In addition, this service provides comprehensive care for all ocular disorders in children, including the treatment of amblyopia, tear duct obstruction, ocular infections, pediatric cataracts, and eye problems associated with arthritis, genetic disorders, premature birth or neurologic disease.

Service physicians evaluate and treat children with:

  • Congenital nystagmus or early-onset nystagmus
  • Congenital or genetic ocular abnormalities
  • Systemic syndromes, metabolic disorders or chromosomal abnormalities, including
  • Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
  • Galactosemia
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Marfan's syndrome
  • Down's syndrome
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Ocular or periocular infection/inflammation
  • Congenital ptosis or eyelid hemangiomas
  • Poor vision or delayed attainment of vision
  • Congenital or childhood cataracts
  • Strabismus (eye misalignment)
  • Amblyopia

Service physicians also are available for optical or surgical correction of eye misalignment and double vision in adults with a history of childhood strabismus, thyroid eye disease/Grave's disease, myasthenia gravis, nerve palsies, or a history of ocular trauma.

Contact Us

For further information, or to make a referral or schedule an appointment, please call:

185 Montague Street 7th Floor (718) 780-1530
University Hospital of Brooklyn (718) 270-1714

Physician Staff

James Deutsch, MD – Patients seen at Brooklyn Heights
Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology