Pediatric Retina Degeneration Service
Who we are
The Retina Service at Boston Children’s Hospital offers comprehensive assessment and management of infants and children with retinal and visual disorders. Our program combines clinical evaluation with advanced electrophysiological and psychophysical testing to give your child an accurate diagnosis and define her visual capabilities.
When diagnosing or treating your child, we collaborate with other specialists within the Children's network, including neurologists, geneticists and other experts.
Children referred here may be having an unexplained loss of vision or symptoms such as night blindness, loss of peripheral vision, nystagmus (an involuntary oscillatory movement of the eyes), or an abnormal sensitivity to or intolerance of light (photophobia).
Although retinal disorders are uncommon, we care for many children with them because young visually impaired patients come to our center from the New England region and beyond. Our specialists follow many patients for years, sometimes for more than a decade, which contributes to our understanding of visual development and the course of visual disorders.
The Retina Service was established 30 years ago under the leadership of Anne B. Fulton, MD, a worldwide authority in pediatric retinal and visual development, normal and abnormal.