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Pediatric Ophthalmology
Doctor examining young boy's eyes.

Pediatric Eye Care

The University of Kansas Health System offers comprehensive pediatric eye care for patients from birth to 21 years old. Our pediatric eye care specialists provide diagnosis, treatment and care collaboration for patients with all sorts of eye conditions.

About pediatric eye care

Pediatric eye care is more than just eye care for infants, children and young adults. Our pediatric eye specialists work with your child as they grow and develop, and along the way help recognize any changes that impact the health and development of your child's vision.

Our board-certified ophthalmologists, optometrists and other eye care specialists offer eye exams, vision tests and contact lens fittings/care and care for a wide range of conditions. Expertise includes surgical and clinical management of:

  • Amblyopia, commonly referred to as lazy eye
  • Cataracts
  • Chalazion, a swollen bump on the eyelid sometimes called a stye
  • Eye muscle disorders
  • Lacrimal system disorders, including nasolacrimal duct obstructions and other conditions
  • Pediatric strabismus, in which both eyes do not line up in the same direction
  • Retina and vitreous diseases, which affects the blood vessels in the eyes of children born prematurely
  • Other complex eye conditions for children from birth to 21 years old

The health system is part of an academic medical center, which means you have access to the latest and most comprehensive diagnostic and treatment options and a continuous network of care, and access to specialists at convenient locations in the Kansas City metro area.

We offer a variety of appointment types. Learn more or call 913-588-1227 to schedule now.

Our pediatric eye care facilities

Comprehensive pediatric eye care is offered at the Eye Center in Prairie Village, Kansas. Select visit types are offered at 2000 Olathe Blvd., Miller Building, Suite 1011, in Kansas City, KS, during hospital stays and part of interdisciplinary neonatal medical home visits.

A national leader in eye and vision health for more than 100 years, our Eye Center provides the full spectrum of eye care services, including routine vision exams, surgical procedures for complex eye conditions and an on-site optical shop.

Pediatric ophthalmology, optometry and eye care services

Starting with newborn screenings following delivery, our team of pediatric ophthalmologists, optometrists, orthoptists and technicians is here to support your accurate diagnosis and treatment plan, which may include outpatient or surgical treatment. Your pediatrician, family medicine doctor, optometrist or even your child's school may recommend you see a pediatric eye specialist due to a failed vision screening, retinal conditions, tumors, cataract surgery vision care, corneal disorders, scarring from infection or other reasons.

The following related specialties are also available for patients:

Why choose us for pediatric eye care

The University of Kansas Hospital has been named the No. 1 hospital in Kansas and in Kansas City by U.S. News & World Report since the inception of these awards. The University of Kansas Health System is also part of an academic medical center, which allows us to provide complex care with access to the latest research and treatment options. You can trust our specialists with your family's eye care.

We accept most major insurance plans, including Kansas Medicaid. Referrals are not required to receive appointments, but are welcome.

Emily Broxterman Profile

Emily Broxterman, MD

Pediatric ophthalmology

Jamie Weiser

Jamie L Weiser, OD

Pediatric optometrist

Tori Rausch

Tori Rausch, CO

Certified pediatric orthoptist

Location

  • The University of Kansas Hospital - Specialty Surgery
    1. Eye Care and Specialty Surgery
    • 7400 State Line Road
    • Suites 100, 208 and 212
    • Prairie Village, KS 66208
    • Mon 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Tues 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Wed 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Thur 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Sat Closed -
    • Sun Closed -
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