Akron Children's Vision Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease and visual system disorders in infants, children, teens and adults who have remaining vision disorders due to childhood eye diseases. Read More...
Led by renowned pediatric ophthalmologist Richard Hertle, our team of clinicians, scientists, students and residents is committed to improving the quality of life for you and your child.
We use technology to perform imaging and physiological evaluation of visual systems, and incorporate specialized tests and procedures, such as ERGs and EMRs, to aid in diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Hertle and his team specialize in diagnosing and treating rare, or orphan, eye diseases.
We offer specialty programs for infants, children and teens with visual impairments to allow them to receive multiple appointments in one day, in one location.
Uveitis is swelling and irritation of the uvea, the middle layer of the eye, which provides most of the blood supply to to the retina. It can be caused by autoimmune diseases such as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, infection or exposure to toxins.
Nystagmus refers to rapid, involuntary movement of the eyes (dancing eyes). It affects one in about 3,000 people, and many of these individuals are partially sighted.
Strabismus, often referred to as crossed eyes, refers to any misalignment of the eyes. The eyes may turn in, out, up or down. If the same eye is chronically misaligned, amblyopia (lazy eye) may also develop in that eye.
Akron Children's Vision Center performs academic research and educational activities to discover new treatments.
Our goal is to meet and exceed the future needs of families and patients, as well as the academic and scientific community.
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