The Vision Center - Ophthalmology

The Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles is an international referral center for children with complex eye diseases and is the only program of its kind in the United States with expertise in virtually every pediatric ophthalmologic subspecialty.

Working in six separate institutes, its physician-scientists are helping children to see every day through the latest medical and surgical treatments, as well as cutting-edge research that will change the lives of families across the globe.

About The Vision Center

We are an international referral center known for friendly environment for children with all forms of eye disease.

We are the only program in the nation with expertise in virtually every pediatric ophthalmologic subspecialty.

Through our use of the latest medical diagnostic protocols, surgical treatments, and cutting-edge research, we treat a range of complex eye diseases in infants to young adults.

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Eye Health Guide

Learn all about the eye and access resources that will help you keep your child's eyes healthy now and for years to come.

Know the Glow

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Our Patients' Stories

An entire issue of our hospital's Imagine Magazine is filled with stories of patients treated by The Vision Center, an international referral center known for a friendly environment for children with all forms of eye diseases. Download Imagine Magazine

Our physicians are making news in Southern California and beyond. Below are links to the latest news outlets carrying our stories.

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Pasadena Magazine
The Masterminds: Dr. A. Linn Murphree is the Visionary Inventor
January 2011

Pasadena Star Magazine
Children's Hospital Los Angeles Opens Outpatient Center in Arcadia
November 16, 2010

Parents Magazine
Summer Eye Soothers
August 2010

Fox News
Treating Children's Cataracts
April 15, 2010

Ocular Surgery News
Episcleral Drug Reservoir Poised to Enter Phase I/II Clinical Trials
October 10, 2009

Medical Device Daily
A Tiny Silicone Cup Improves Drug Delivery for Eye Diseases
August 5, 2009

DOTmed News
Experimental Silicone Cup:  Breakthrough for Eye Disease Patients
August 13, 2009

Health-e Blog
When the Visit Gets Tough, Getting Your Child Through Doctors Appointments
June 10, 2010

Eye Exams:  What to Expect
June 1, 2009

Early Detection and Treatment is Key for Cross Eyes
March 3, 2009

Ocular Surgery News
Surgeon calls for retina specialists to become advocates for Retinopathy of Prematurity patients
January 23, 2009

Doheny View
Fall/Winter 2008
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La Canada Flintridge Outlook
Local Doctor Focuses on Children's Vision
October 2, 2008

Health Forum Feature on Optic Nerve Hypoplasia (ONH)
April 12, 2008

National Public Radio
Doctor: China's Stem-Cell Therapy for Kids is Risky
March 19, 2008

Ocular Surgery News
Physician explains challenges of diagnosing retinoblastoma
November 15, 2007