Pediatric ophthalmology covers a wide range of problems that can affect children, including lazy eyes, crossed eyes and tearing. The most common surgery a pediatric ophthalmologist performs is muscle surgery for strabismus. This surgery has a high success rate and can be performed for children as young as 2 years old.
In adults, a new onset of motility disorders causes double vision. Causes of adult motility problems include orbital tumors, trauma, stroke, myasthenia gravis and third, fourth and sixth nerve neuropathies. Sudden onset of double vision in adults may be a sign of a serious medical problem and should be evaluated promptly.
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Dr. Mark Greenwald, interim section chief at the University of Chicago, Department of Ophthalmology, performs surgery on adults for strabismus and ocular motility disorders at the Eye Surgery Center at Weiss Memorial Hospital.
For pediatric cases, Dr. Mark Greenwald operates at other hospitals in the area. View Dr. Greenwald's physician profile.