Pediatric Ophthalmology

Our faculty at the University of Colorado Department of Ophthalmology in collaboration with Children's Hospital Colorado offer the most complete eye care for children in the Rocky Mountain region. Our pediatric ophthalmologists and optometrists are experts in their fields and experienced in treating vision disorders, complex eye diseases, and eye trauma.

Our multidisciplinary approach means that pediatric eye specialists consult with experts throughout the hospital to ensure children with multiple or contributing medical conditions receive the most comprehensive care. Our ophthalmology team collaborates with an extremely well-equipped and staffed NICU at Children's Colorado, the region's top pediatric neurosurgeons and a nationally recognized Cancer Center. Education and research are integrated into our system of clinical care. This means that educating parents, patients, residents, and medical students are among our top priorities.

For referrals, contact us at 720-777-2020.



Pediatric Uveitis Clinic and Combined Uveitis/Rheumatology Clinic

Pediatric ophthalmologists Jennifer Jung, MD, and Rebecca Edwards Mayhew, MD, PhD, treat patients with pediatric uveitis at the Children’s Hospital Colorado and the CU Department of Ophthalmology. Our affiliation with the CU ophthalmology department as full time faculty means we work closely with Children's Colorado and other uveitis specialists at the UCHealth Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center to provide comprehensive eye care for even the most complex ophthalmic diseases since 2015.

In our combined rheumatologists and ophthalmologists collaborate together and meet with your family on the same visitWe are the only combined clinic in Colorado for pediatric uveitis and one of only a handful offered in the United States, which means we provide streamlined care for our patients and timely decision-making about medical and surgical treatment plans. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging includes fundus photography, OCT imaging, and fluorescein angiography available both in the clinic and in the operating room under anesthesia for those patients who need it. We offer multiple clinics each month at both our Anschutz and North Campus locations.

Learn more from Children's Hospital Colorado here.

Jung, Jen

Jennifer Jung, MD
Director, Retinopathy of Prematurity Service
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Edwards Mayhew, Becca

Rebecca Edwards Mayhew, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology


Pediatric Cornea Clinic

Since 2020, cornea specialist Ronald Wise, MD, and pediatric ophthalmologist Emily McCourt, MD, have been managing the most complicated forms of pediatric corneal disease together at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. This collaborative approach combines the care of two specialists in a single visit to make it easier and more efficient for the family and ensures that patients receive optimal cornea care as well as comprehensive pediatric eye care. Our state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging includes topography available both in the clinic and in the operating room under anesthesia for those patients who need it. Patients are seen on the fourth Friday morning of each month at our Anschutz Campus location.

Patients have access to all types of cornea surgery at Children's Hospital Colorado, including corneal transplants for eligible patients. In addition, our Corneal Collagen Crosslinking Service for keratoconus is one of the first in the country to provide access to this vision-saving procedure under anesthesia for patients who cannot tolerate this 90 min procedure awake.

Read more about our cornea clinic here.

McCourt Emily

Emily McCourt, MD
Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology
The Ponzio Family Chair for Pediatric Ophthalmology 
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Wise, Ronald

Ronald Wise, MD
Medical Director, UCHealth Eye Center - LoDo
Associate Professor of Clinical Practice, Ophthalmology 

 


Pediatric Glaucoma Clinic

Glaucoma specialist Monica Ertel, MD, PhD, and pediatric ophthalmologist Michael Puente Jr., MD, provide comprehensive care for the most complex pediatric glaucoma patients. This collaborative approach combines the care of two specialists in a single visit to make it easier and more efficient for the family and ensures that patients receive optimal medical and surgical management of a complex disease. Our clinic at Children's Hospital Colorado includes a full diagnostics suite including retinal nerve fiber layer and ganglion cell layer OCT imaging, optic nerve photography, and formal visual field testing. Patients are seen on the first Friday mornings of each month at our North Campus location.

Learn more from Children's Hospital Colorado here.

Ertel Monica

Monica Ertel, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Residency Program Director, Department of Ophthalmology

Puente, Michael

Michael Puente, Jr., MD
Director, Medical Student Education, Department of Ophthalmology 
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

 


Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinic

Neuro-ophthalmology specialist Mary Labowsky, MD, and pediatric ophthalmologist Casey Smith, MD, hold a monthly clinic to provide comprehensive care for complex neuro-ophthalmology patients. Joined by pediatric neurologist Teri Shreiner, MD, this multidisciplinary clinic combines the care of multiple specialists in a single visit to make it easier and more efficient for the family and ensures that patients receive optimal medical and surgical management of complex diseases. Our clinic includes a full diagnostics suite including OCT imaging, optic nerve photography, and formal visual field testing, as well as access to scheduling of neuroimaging and other laboratory testing. Patients are seen on the first Friday mornings of each month at our Anschutz Medical Campus location.

Learn more about pediatric ophthalmology from Children's Hospital Colorado here.

Labowsky, Mary

Mary Labowsky, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Smith Casey

Casey Smith, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Schreiner, TeriTeri Schreiner, MD, MPH
Care Team Lead, Section of Neurology 
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Neurology

 




Ocular Genetics Clinic

Marc Mathias, MD, pediatric retina surgeon and retinal dystrophies expert, has teamed with pediatric ophthalmologist Becca Edwards, MD, PhD, Emily McCourt, MD, as well as Austin Larson, MD, and his team of genetic counselors to create the first-of-its-kind multidisciplinary ocular genetics clinic in the region. Patients with suspected ocular genetic disorders receive a comprehensive eye exam in addition to diagnostic imaging including fundus photography and autofluorescence, OCT, and fluorescein angiography. ERG testing is also available including under anesthesia when needed. This multidisciplinary clinic streamlines care for our patients by offering simultaneous ophthalmic exams, detailed conversations with genetic experts, a thoughtful approach to genetic testing and associated counseling of the results, and access to state-of-the-art research and clinical trials. This multidisciplinary team of experts is also working to create custom gene therapy treatments for children with retinitis pigmentosa and other genetic diseases of the eye. This clinic is held on the second Thursday afternoon of every month at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus location.

Read more about the ocular genetics clinic here.

Larson

Austin Larson, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Clinical Genetics and Metabolism

Mathias, MarcMarc Mathias, MD
Director, Laboratory of Advanced Ophthalmic Surgery, CellSight
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
Edwards Mayhew, Becca

Rebecca Edwards Mayhew, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

McCourt EmilyEmily McCourt, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

 


Pediatric Oculoplastics

Eric Hink, MD is an oculoplastic surgeon who provides expert medical and surgical management of complex eyelid, craniofacial, and orbital pathology for pediatric patients. His clinic is held on the third Wednesday of every month at our Anschutz Medical Campus location.

Learn more about pediatric ophthalmology from Children's Hospital Colorado here.

Hink Eric

Eric Hink, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

 


Pediatric Ocular Oncology and Retinoblastoma

The Retinoblastoma Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado consists of a multidisciplinary care team from the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and the CU Department of Ophthalmology, led by pediatric retina surgeon and ocular oncologist Scott Oliver, MD, and provides all of the current treatment options under one roof. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and treatment protocols, our team can tailor treatment to each patient individually and shift our focus from preservation of life to preservation of the eye and vision with increasingly good results.

Learn more from Children's Hospital Colorado here.

Oliver Scott

Scott Oliver, MD
Director, Eye Cancer Program
Vitale-Schlessman Endowed Chair in Retinal Diseases 
Chief, Retina Service
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

 


Strabismus

Strabismus, or eye misalignment, is a life-long condition requiring a variety of medical and surgical management strategies. Our team of surgeons also provides expert care for patients of all ages with strabismus and double vision. Contact our clinic for scheduling options with one of the surgeons at any of our locations.

Learn more from Children's Hospital Colorado here.

Braverman Rebecca

Rebecca Braverman, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology 

Edwards Mayhew, BeccaRebecca Edwards Mayhew, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Enzenauer RobertRobert Enzenauer, MD, MPH/MSPH
Professor, Ophthalmology
Jung, JenJennifer Jung, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
McCourt EmilyEmily McCourt, MD
Associate Professor, Ophthalmology
MehnerLauren Mehner, MD, MPH, BA
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Puente, MichaelMichael Puente, Jr., MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
Smith CaseyCasey Smith, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology 

 

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