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Pediatric Eye Care


Protect your child’s vision with comprehensive eye care at UNM Health System. You’ll appreciate the experience and knowledge of an ophthalmologist – an “eye MD” – who specializes in caring for your child’s developing visual system.

Child-Friendly Environment

Trust our pediatric ophthalmology team members to help your child feel comfortable so they can accurately assess his or her eyes. When eye conditions are diagnosed and treated early, your child has a better chance of developing and maintaining good vision.
    

Eye Conditions We Treat

Turn to UNM Health System when your infant, toddler, child or teenager needs care for:
  • Blurred vision
  • Cataracts
  • Childhood glaucoma
  • Double vision
  • Eye injuries and infections
  • Eye misalignment (strabismus), including crossed eyes and wandering eyes
  • Inherited eye disease
  • Optic nerve disorders
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Lazy eye (amblyopia)
  • Refractive errors
    • Nearsightedness (myopia)
    • Farsightedness (hyperopia)
    • Astigmatism
  • Tear duct disorders
  • Visual disorders caused by cancer, diabetes, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions

Neuro-Ophthalmology Specialist

Choose UNM Health System for advanced care of visual problems caused by optic nerve conditions and other nervous system disorders. Our pediatric ophthalmologist, Timothy W. Winter, DO, holds advanced training in neuro-ophthalmology, so you can count on a thorough examination and expert sub-specialty care.

Services We Offer

Find a full range of pediatric eye services at UNM Health, including:
•    Vision testing
•    Comprehensive eye exams
•    Eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions
•    Therapy for lazy eye, including glasses, patching and medications
•    Medications for conditions such as infections, blocked tear ducts and glaucoma
•    Eye surgery

Location

UNM Hospital
Ambulatory Care Center, 1st floor [PDF]
Ophthalmology
2211 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 505-272-2553

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