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Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know


Understanding your child's condition is an important step on your treatment journey. Learn more about causes, symptoms and diagnosis for a variety of conditions, as well as unique treatments and research being performed at Children's National.


Ptosis describes drooping of one or both eyelids and can be congenital or acquired. Learn more about ptosis in children.

Refractive Errors

Refractive errors affect vision and may require corrective lenses for correction or improvement. The most common refractive errors are astigmatism, hyperopia and myopia. Learn more about these conditions.

Retinal Disorders

A retinal disorder occurs when the retina malfunctions.Learn more about this condition and the treatment we offer.

Retinopathy of Prematurity

Retinopathy of prematurity is a problem of the blood vessels of the retina. Learn more about this condition.


Strabismus encompasses a range of eye conditions in which the eyes are misaligned and/or do not move together. Learn more about this condition.

Optic Nerve Gliomas

An optic nerve glioma is is a tumor that grows on the optic nerve (or visual pathway). Learn more about this condition.