Texas Children's Hospital opens Oculoplastic Clinic

Oct 17, 2013, 08:00 ET from Texas Children's Hospital

First of its kind clinic in Houston offers treatment exclusively for pediatric patients

HOUSTON, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital, a U.S. News & World Report honor roll pediatric hospital, announces a new, first of its kind in Houston, Oculoplastic Clinic exclusively for pediatric patients. This new service will provide access to comprehensive evaluation, treatment and correction of congenital abnormalities of the eyelids, tear ducts and eye sockets. For more information about the Oculoplastic Clinic please visit: texaschildrens.org/oculoplastic-clinic  

The clinic will offer compassionate care by board certified oculoplastic surgeons with expertise in the management of complex oculoplastic disorders that affect children in coordination with pediatric specialists in ophthalmology, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, anesthesia, and other subspecialties as needed.

The new Oculoplastic Clinic complements services provided by other subspecialties at Texas Children's Hospital including plastic and craniofacial surgery, otolaryngology and interventional radiology, providing patients with the multidisciplinary approach for which Texas Children's is known.

"We recognized the need and were committed to providing a place where families can receive the coordinated and specialized care they deserve," said Dr. Doug Marx, oculoplastic surgeon at Texas Children's Hospital and assistant professor of ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine. "The establishment of this clinic will improve access to the hospital's expertise for those families with children affected by eye conditions that require oculoplastic surgery."

The management of pediatric eye conditions is typically different from those of an adult so it is important that children in need of oculoplastic surgery are treated by a team of experienced pediatric specialists. The Oculoplastic Clinic will help treat children and adolescents affected by numerous conditions and diseases, including:

  • Ectropion
  • Entropion
  • Dacryocystitis
  • Orbital tumors and other diseases
  • Lacrimal disorders
  • Eyelid lesions
  • Congenital facial anomalies
  • Traumatic facial injuries

To make an appointment at Texas Children's Oculoplastic Clinic call 832-824-1000. Appointments are available today.

About Texas Children's Hospital
Texas Children's Hospital, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to creating a community of healthy children through excellence in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation, Texas Children's has recognized Centers of Excellence in multiple pediatric subspecialties including the Cancer and Heart Centers, and operates the largest primary pediatric care network in the country. Texas Children's has completed a $1.5 billion expansion, which includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; and Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston.  For more information on Texas Children's, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news from Texas Children's by visiting the online newsroom and on Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.

Elizabeth Shackouls


SOURCE Texas Children's Hospital