The diagnosis and treatment of childhood retinal diseases is a unique offering at Retina and Vitreous of Texas which many other retina practices do not offer. We realize the significant impact sight has on children and the families who care for them. Two of our physicians, Eric Holz, MD, Emmanuel Chang, MD PhD and Prethy Rao, MD MPH currently maintain active pediatric retina practices. Many pediatric patients in the Texas region have been treated by our group.
We are able to offer the latest in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment, and ongoing evaluation of all pediatric retinal diseases.
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP): acute and late effects
Neonatal vitreous hemorrhage
Juvenile retinal detachment
Ocular trauma, traumatic retinal detachment and choroidal rupture
Persistent fetal vascular syndrome
Juvenile (X-linked) retinoschisis
Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) and congenital retinal fold
Coats disease and other causes of serous retinal detachment
Retinal vascular malformations including von Hippel Lindau syndrome, cavernous hemangioma and racemose hemangioma
Benign and malignant pediatric retinal tumors including retinoblastoma, retinocytoma, combined hamartoma, choroidal osteoma and choroidal nevus
Retinal abnormalities and malformations associated with chromosomal/genetic syndromes and defects
Optic nerve anomalies, including optic pit and morning glory disc
Inflammatory and infectious diseases affecting the retina and choroid in children
Neovascularization of the retina and choroid, as in sickle cell disease/trait, juvenile-onset diabetes, Eales disease, etc.
Circumscribed and diffuse choroidal hemangioma
Retinal capillary hemangioma (von Hippel lesions) and cavernous hemangioma
Congenital hypertrophy of the retinal pigment epithelium
No matter how common or how complex your child's condition may be, we approach each patient with the highest level of individual attention, consideration, and evaluation. Our depth of experience and collective expertise allows us to personalize the treatment techniques appropriate for each individual.