The Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus and Adult Motility, as part of the UPMC Eye Center, provides examination, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of ocular, eye movement, and vision system disorders in neonates, infants, and children. Conditions for which patients are referred include:

  • Strabismus, a condition in which the eyes are out of line relative to one another, resulting in a permanent squint
  • Nystagmus, a condition of involuntary, usually side-to-side movements of the eyeballs that often accompanies other vision problems
  • Amblyopia, a vision weakness of one eye that is often referred to as "lazy eye"
  • Refractive errors, nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism
  • Neuro-ophthalmic disorders
  • Pediatric cataracts, a build-up of material on the lens of the eye
  • Pediatric glaucoma, a build-up of fluid within the eye
  • Craniofacial syndromes such as tumors and abnormally shaped skulls
  • Retinopathy of prematurity, a degenerative condition of the retina
  • Eye and vision disorders associated with genetic diseases and diseases of metabolism, the nervous system, and the immune system

The Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology provides various eye testing and examination services, including:

  • Anterior Segment Photography
  • Electroretinography (ERG)
  • Electrooculography (EOG)
  • External Photography
  • Fluorescein Angiography (FA)
  • Fundus Photography
  • Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Ultrasonography
  • Visual Field Examination

View the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus and Adult Motility brochure (PDF).

Referral Requirements

Referrals are required from primary care physicians or other Children's Hospital specialty services. Referrals for patients enrolled in managed care insurance plans also may require authorization from the insurance provider and primary care physician. All necessary referral and authorization forms must be received before the patient's visit. For accurate provider numbers or more information, please call the office number listed.



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    11279 Perry Highway
    Wexford, PA 15090