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Pediatric Ophthalmology

The Pediatric Ophthalmology team at St. Luke’s Children’s is dedicated to your child’s best visual health. Our physicians provide advanced, specialized care of diseases and conditions associated with the eyes in infants, children, and adolescents including esotropia, exotropia, adult strabismus, pediatric cataract, nasolacrimal duct obstruction, amblyopia, ptosis, retinopathy of prematurity, nystagmus, and chalazion.

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    Eye Problems in Children: Signs to Look For

National Study for Kids with Nearsightedness

Now Enrolling Children Ages 5 to 12 With Myopia

St. Luke’s Children’s Ophthalmology is part of a national study regarding an eye drop called low-dose atropine that has been shown to slow nearsightedness in children by 50%. The study is funded by the National Institutes of Health and is run by a national group of pediatric eye doctors. 


We're currently enrolling children ages 5 to 12 with nearsightedness. Children will use low dose atropine, or an eye drop with no medicine in it, every day for two years. The study will measure changes in nearsightedness while taking the drop, and after it has been stopped.


Please call (208) 381-6912 with questions or for more information on enrolling your child.

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  • Pediatric Ophthalmology

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology

    Biography

    Katherine Lee, MD, PhD is the medical director of St. Luke's Pediatric Ophthalmology. She is a former vice chair of the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, and currently serves as a principal investigator. She also produces and edits publications for the American Association of Ophthalmology.

    Dr. Lee is a board member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. She has been listed on over 30 peer-reviewed publications advancing the science and treatment of pediatric eye care, and has contributed to numerous research programs funded by the National Institutes of Health.

    Dr. Lee is also a board member of the Treasure Valley YMCA. In her free time, she enjoys biking, running, skiing, triathlons, cooking, and spending time with her family.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients

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