Eye surgery may be an option when medicines don't work or when eye conditions are more serious. Your child's doctor may recommend surgery, laser surgery, or other eye procedures for a variety of conditions. Some of the most common conditions treated at Children's are:

  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Corneal and external disease
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Eye tumors (retinoblastoma)
  • Glaucoma
  • Masses on the eyelids or surface of the eye
  • Orbital fractures
  • Retinal problems and infections
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Strabismus (also known as crossed eyes or wandering eye)
  • Weak eye muscles