Pediatric Ophthalmology

Why Katzen?

Like you, we want the best for your child’s vision and eye health. Katzen’s board-certified physicians and staff are dedicated to providing the best medical and surgical care for your son or daughter. Schedule their next eye exam today!

At what age should I bring my child in for an eye exam?

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that all children have a comprehensive eye exam by age 3. The signs of vision problems in children can be subtle, so it’s important to schedule regular checkups and watch for any changes in your child’s eyesight.
If you notice any of the following during your child’s checkup:

  • Eye rubbing or redness around their eyes
  • A change in how well they see things
  • Constantly holding books or toys close to their face

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a pediatric ophthalmologist?

A pediatric ophthalmologist is an ophthalmologist who focuses on eye diseases, visual development, and eye care in children. In addition to college and four years of medical school, they have completed a one-year internship, a three-year residency in ophthalmology, and one to two additional years in advanced fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. Certification by the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus is required to complete the fellowship training.

Pediatric ophthalmologists are concerned with the development of a child’s visual system and the eye conditions that may interfere with proper visual development in children. Additionally, a pediatric ophthalmologist may manage ocular diseases that affect children, perform eye surgery on children, or utilize glasses and medications to manage eye problems in children. Children with squinting, misalignment of the eyes, head turns or tilts are referred to a pediatric ophthalmologist for an evaluation.

Many of these conditions are genetic, so often, children are examined if there is a family history of childhood eye problems. Adults with eye movement disorders like strabismus are often referred to pediatric ophthalmologists, who are familiar with this type of condition. Generally, pediatric ophthalmologists recruit an orthoptist to assist in treating strabismus.

What conditions can be treated or managed by a pediatric ophthalmologist?

A pediatric ophthalmologist is trained to treat and/or manage the following eye conditions:

  • Infections (conjunctivitis)
  • Strabismus and misalignment of the eyes
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Monitoring of the visual development and treatment of complications due to pediatric cataract, glaucoma, and Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Visual inattention
  • Abnormal visual development
  • Ptosis
  • Genetic disorders
  • Congenital malformations
  • Myopia (near-sightedness)
  • Astigmatism
  • Dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, and other visual problems affecting education

How long does the initial consultation take?

It takes about 2 hours, including the diagnostic procedures.

Pediatric Ophthalmology Doctors

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Our locations

1209 York Road,
Lutherville, MD, 21093
Monday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:00am-6:30pm
Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-1:30pm

301 Saint Paul Place
Professional Office Building
Suites 514 & 902
Baltimore, MD 21202
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm

Ridge Road Professional Center
7106 Ridge Road
Rosedale, MD 21237
(410) 866-2022
Monday-Wednesday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-1:30pm

3401 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive
Suite 202
Abingdon, MD 21009
Mon: 8am-4pm
Tue: 8am-6pm
Wed: 8am-5pm
Thu: 8am-5pm
Fri: 8am-4pm

111 Mt Carmel Rd #600
Parkton, MD 21120
Monday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Optical Opens at 9:00am each day.

**Now open the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month effective July 10, 2024**

310 Main Street
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Mon: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tues: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Weds: Now open the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month effective 7/10/24
Thurs: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat (First and Third Saturday of the month): 8:00am - 1:00pm

21 Crossroads Drive
Suite 425
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Tues & Thur: 8 am-5 pm
Fri: 8 am-4 pm

901 Dulaney Valley Road
Suite 200
Towson, MD 21204
Mon-Fri: 8am-4pm