Childhood Glaucoma Center
Director: Beth Edmunds, M.D., Ph.D.
Pediatric Glaucoma Specialists: Beth Edmunds M.D., Ph.D., and Allison Loh M.D.
Coordinator: Bess Freas
As part of OHSU Casey Eye Institute and the Elks Children's Eye Clinic, the Childhood Glaucoma Center is dedicated to preventing and treating all aspects of childhood glaucoma. We partner with health care providers throughout the Pacific Northwest to serve young patients and their families facing this complex condition.
Glaucoma, which can be present at birth or develop later in childhood, occurs when high pressure in the eye damages eye structures. Vision loss can occur if left untreated. If caught early, and depending on the underlying cause, vision can be protected or the effects of the high pressure lessened. This requires early detection, access to care, appropriate treatment and a great deal of support to the children and families affected by this condition. We strive to deliver on all these fronts, both in the clinic and beyond.
The center is also a focal point for education about childhood glaucoma - for professionals as well as patients and the public. We interact with specialists from around the globe and contribute to the training and promotion of high standards of pediatric glaucoma care and research.