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Pediatric Ophthalmology

The doctors and nurses in Children's Hospital'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.

    Conditions We Treat

    We treat all pediatric eye conditions, including:

    Meet Your Care Team

    Sean P. Donahue
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    4.6

    Sean P. DonahueMD, PhD

      Amblyopia, Cross Eyes / Strabismus, Ophthalmology, Pediatric Cataract, Pediatric Ocular Tumor, Pediatric Ophthalmology
    Nancy M. Benegas
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    4.5

    Nancy M. BenegasMD

      Amblyopia, Cross Eyes / Strabismus, Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Plugged Tear Ducts
    Irina De La Huerta
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    4.7

    Irina De La HuertaMD, PhD

      Detached Retina, Diabetic Retinopathy, Flashes of Light Floaters, Macular Degeneration, Ophthalmology, Trauma Eye Ball
    Meghan S. Flemmons
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    4.7

    Meghan S. FlemmonsMD

      Amblyopia, Blurred Vision, Cross Eyes / Strabismus, Detached Retina, Ophthalmology, Pediatric Cataract, Pediatric Ophthalmology
    Sapna S. Gangaputra
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    4.6

    Sapna S. GangaputraMD, MPH

      Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, Ophthalmology, Uveitis

    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.

    Locations

    305 Indian Lake Boulevard, Suite 240
    Hendersonville, TN 37075
    1670 West Main Street, Suite 100
    Lebanon, TN 37087
    2311 Pierce Avenue
    Nashville, TN 37232
    Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    4601 Carothers Parkway, Suite 450
    Franklin, TN 37067
    Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    1821 Heritage Park Plaza, Unit 1 & 2
    Murfreesboro, TN 37129
    Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.