New Research Underscores Crisis in Pediatric Ophthalmology

Nov. 30, 2022

THOROFARE, N.J. – SLACK Journals, part of the Healio Network, recently published four articles on the current challenges faced by pediatric ophthalmologists by Leonard B. Nelson, MD, MBA of Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. in the Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus. The articles focus on the economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic post-mitigation on pediatric ophthalmologists, the economic factors impacting the viability of the specialty, and the potential to seriously limit access to vision care for children.

All four articles can be found online at (see below for links) and are free to access until Dec. 31.

“With the rising number of retiring pediatric ophthalmologists, the dwindling number of United States residents pursuing pediatric ophthalmology fellowship training, and the increasing number of providers reducing Medicaid coverage, extraordinary measures should be taken to revive the field of pediatric ophthalmology and solve the predicament of pediatric eye and adult strabismus care access,” shares Dr. Nelson.

Dr. Nelson serves as Co-Director of the Pediatric Ophthalmology Department and Director of the Strabismus Center at Wills Eye Hospital. He is the co-Editor of Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, and has authored over 275 publications and 15 textbooks.

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus has published original articles on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of eye disorders in the pediatric age group and the treatment of strabismus in all age groups for over 50 years.

Read the articles:

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