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Pediatric Ophthalmology

The doctors and nurses in Monroe Carell's Ophthalmology Program are highly trained in caring for children's eyes and vision. Our specialized team provides surgery to treat children and teenagers who have cataracts, crossed eyes or intraocular tumors.

In partnership with The Tennessee Lions Club, we also evaluate and treat children who fail routine vision screenings.

Through Project PAVE we provide comprehensive clinical low vision services to children ages 3 to 21 in local education agencies (LEAs) of Tennessee and the Tennessee School for the Blind.

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Conditions We Treat

We treat all pediatric eye conditions, including:

Meet Your Care Team

Sean P. Donahue

Sean P. DonahueMD, PhD

    Amblyopia, Cross Eyes / Strabismus, Ophthalmology, Pediatric Cataract, Pediatric Ocular Tumor, Pediatric Ophthalmology
Nancy M. Benegas

Nancy M. BenegasMD

    Amblyopia, Cross Eyes / Strabismus, Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Plugged Tear Ducts
Irina De La Huerta

Irina De La HuertaMD, PhD

    Detached Retina, Diabetic Retinopathy, Flashes of Light Floaters, Macular Degeneration, Ophthalmology, Trauma Eye Ball
Meghan S. Flemmons

Meghan S. FlemmonsMD

    Amblyopia, Blurred Vision, Cross Eyes / Strabismus, Detached Retina, Ophthalmology, Pediatric Cataract, Pediatric Ophthalmology
Sapna S. Gangaputra

Sapna S. GangaputraMD, MPH

    Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Ophthalmology, Pediatric Rheumatology, Uveitis
Sylvia L. Groth

Sylvia L. GrothMD

    Anterior Segment Surgery, Cataract- Pediatric/Adults, Glaucoma, Glaucoma Suspect-High Pressure, Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology Surgery

Why Choose Pediatric Ophthalmology at Vanderbilt

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    Expert care

    Vanderbilt's eye care team includes seven doctors fellowship-trained in pediatric ophthalmology and three doctors trained in pediatric optometry. Our team also includes ophthalmology subspecialists with expertise in pediatric retina, glaucoma, uveitis, cornea and oculoplastics. We have the most training of any pediatric eye care team within 200 miles of Middle Tennessee.

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    Convenient care

    Our expertise and convenient locations mean your child receives outstanding care, close to home.

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    Experienced care

    Our doctors perform a high number of eye-muscle surgery to correct strabismus. Your child receives the best possible care before, during and after surgery.


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Hendersonville, TN 37075
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Lebanon, TN 37087
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Franklin, TN 37067
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