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OUR EXPERTISE

Ophthalmology_Peds_2011_03_052_316x210Children see the world with fresh eyes, but a wide range of medical issues can compromise that vision. At the Division of Ophthalmology, our experienced eye specialists offer comprehensive eye care from birth into young adulthood.

We treat virtually all eye conditions, from common issues like allergies, conjunctivitis (pink eye), strabismus (lazy eye), and poor vision, to more serious problems like glaucoma, cataracts, corneal transplants, and more.

Among the largest and most experienced pediatric ophthalmology services within a university hospital, the Division at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) is home to five stellar physicians covering all eye-related subspecialties, including conditions that require surgery and inpatient care. As a university hospital, our ophthalmologists are at the forefront of the pediatric field, regularly publishing academic findings and mastering the latest procedures.

No matter your child’s eye problem, our doctors are here to provide comprehensive, cutting-edge, compassionate care.  

OUR TEAM

Norman B. Medow, MD

Our team takes care of patients who suffer from a wide spectrum of diseases and disorders that affect the eyes—from those who need glasses to others requiring complex surgery.

Norman B. Medow, MD

Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Professor, Ophthalmology and Pediatrics 

 

SERVICES & PROGRAMS

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at CHAM is dedicated to helping children improve and maintain their vision. Vision is one of our most vital human functions—imagine a world in which it's difficult to see while you're doing school work, studying , reading, playing with friends or doing any other daily task. Taking precautions to protect your vision is essential. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Optometric Association, early detection and treatment of many sight-threatening diseases may cure or slow the progression of vision loss. Fundamental to our approach to care is research aimed at providing patients with the most innovative treatment options available. 

In addition to regular checkups, we offer treatment and services across a broad spectrum of diseases and disorders that affect the eyes, including: 

Eye conditions associated with diabetes, such as diabetic retinopathy, a disease in which      
   changes to the blood vessels around the retina can cause vision loss or blindness

Eye trauma and infection

Glaucoma, an eye disorder in which the optic nerve is damaged, permanently damaging vision in      the affected eye and leading to complete blindness if left untreated.

Nearsightedness, Farsightedness and Astigmatism

Optic neuritis, an inflammation of the optic nerve

Uveitis, or the swelling and irritation of the eye's middle layer

Our department is nationally recognized as one of the largest in the New York metropolitan region. Get your child the care they need at several eye care locations available to meet all of your vision needs.

 

 

 

 


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Education & Training

MMG_Astor_Ave_2013_05-60_316x210The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at CHAM offers highly-qualified candidates extensive teaching and research in affiliated hospitals and medical settings including the Kennedy Center for Research, the Henkind Eye Institute, the College Eye Institute and the Montefiore Laser and Eye Center. Research activities in five important areas have been supported by Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc. These research projects are in the areas of information transfers between retinal cells, light transductions, resistance to retinal ischemia, cateractogenesis and antibiotic pharmacokinetics.







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RESEARCH

ThinkstockPhotos-179220302_316x210The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at CHAM conducts research activities in five important areas, supported by Research to Prevent Blindness, Inc. These research projects are in the areas of information transfers between retinal cells, light transductions, resistance to retinal ischemia, cateractogenesis and antibiotic pharmacokinetics.

 

 

 



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