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Discover the conditions we treat and treatments we provide at Children's National Hospital. Providers at Children's National work with you and your family to decide on the best care plan for your child. Learn more about the Division of Ophthalmology.
Amblyopia, often called "lazy eye," is poor sight in a normal eye. Learn more about this eye condition.
A cataract is a clouding over the lens of the eye. Learn more about this condition.
Glaucoma is a condition in which the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises as a result of the fluid aqueous humor not draining properly. Glaucoma that occurs in a child is called childhood glaucoma. Learn more about this condition.
In the human embryo, the eyes are formed by a delicate and complex process. Problems in this process can lead to congenital (present at birth) eye malformations. Learn more about this condition.
Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for children with cranial nerve palsies, weakness in cranial nerves that cause problems with eye functions,.
Esotropia and exotropia are types of strabismus, which is a condition in which the eyes are not properly aligned. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for esotropia and exotropia.
Hypertropia happens when either eye drifts or looks upward. Learn more about this condition.
The movement and alignment of the eyes is controlled by multiple nerves originating from the brain. Processes that interfere with the precise functioning of these delicate nerves can lead to misalignment of the eyes or abnormal eye movements. Learn more about this condition.
An optic nerve glioma is is a tumor that grows on the optic nerve (or visual pathway). Learn more about this condition.
Orbital and ocular tumors are benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous) tumors that develop in or around the eyes. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for orbital and ocular tumors in children.