Pediatric Ophthalmology


John D. Hinrichsen, M.D.

Pediatric Ophthalmology / Strabismus

Alan B. Richards, M.D.

Pediatric Ophthalmology / Strabismus

Physician Extenders

Amy Coburn, O.D.

Pediatric Ophthalmology

A pediatric ophthalmologist is an eye physician and surgeon who specializes in the treatment of eye problems in children under the age of 18.

An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor with additional specialized training in all aspects of eye care - medical, surgical, and optical.

They differ from an optometrists and optician by their level of training and what they can treat. They are licensed to practice medicine and surgery. Ophthalmologists complete four years of college, four years of medical school, one year of internship, and three years, at least, of residency (hospital based training) in diagnosis and medical, and surgical treatment of eye disorders.

The eye exam consists of:

  • Dilated eye exam on the first visit to examine retina
  • Assessment of ocular alignment (are the eyes straight and do they work together?)
  • Assessment of ocular movement (Do the eyes move normally?)
  • Assessment of need for glasses
  • Exam of the retina
  • Measurement or estimate of visual acuity
  • Intraocular pressure (glaucoma test)

Other tests performed when indicated:

  • Color Vision
  • Slit Lamp Exam
  • 3-D Vision

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Helpful Tools:

Anatomy of the Eye

Common Eye Disorders in Children

Common Myths

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus

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Shreveport, Louisiana

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