Stony Brook Children’s provides something that few hospitals do: comprehensive medical and surgical eye care for infants, children, and adolescents, as well as access to every ophthalmologic subspecialty.
For children with suspected eye problems, early ophthalmologic evaluation by specialized experts can help target appropriate treatment with a goal of preventing vision loss. Pediatric ophthalmologists are specialized eye doctors with medical and surgical expertise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of children’s eye and vision problems, as well as eye misalignment issues.
Stony Brook Children’s is one of the few academic medical centers that not only has a dedicated Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology, but also has subspecialists in neuro-ophthalmology, retinal, uveitis, oculoplastics, glaucoma, and corneal diseases. At Stony Brook Children’s, our Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology can address the full spectrum of your child’s eye disorders and vision issues, all in a child-friendly, family-centered environment.
The Pediatric Ophthalmology team includes full-time faculty Dr. Dorothy Reynolds and Dr. Mansoor Movaghar, voluntary faculty, as well as technicians and other support personnel who are all experienced in working with children. The department coordinates care and consults with other departments at Stony Brook Children’s — including, but not limited to, General Pediatrics, Neonatology, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Hematology/Oncology, ENT, Genetics, Endocrinology, and Plastic Surgery — to identify and treat eye issues associated with medical problems. Dr. Reynolds works closely with the consulting service in the care of these children, monitors for complications potentially affecting the eye and vision, and recommends interventions when needed with the goal of preventing vision loss. This allows these patients to receive continuity of care and to remain in the Stony Brook Children’s family.