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Eye Conditions

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.


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.

Tear Duct (Nasolacrimal Duct) Anomalies

Tear duct (nasolacrimal duct) anomalies are problems with tear duct development that many babies are born with. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for tear duct anomalies.