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The Ophthalmology Department offers routine primary and secondary care and clinical testing for children with visual impairment. The department also conducts clinical and basic research.
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Outpatient Care Center
555 S. 18th Street, Suite D
Columbus, OH 43205
FAX (614) 722-4083
Mon. – Wed. & Fri. 8 am – 4:30 pm
Thur. 1 pm – 4:30 pm
Clinics at this location:
Multidisciplinary Low Vision Clinic
Retinopathy of Prematurity
Westerville Close to Home Center on N. Cleveland Ave.*
433 N. Cleveland Avenue
Westerville, OH 43081
*Privately owned and operated by Pediatric Ophthalmology Associates, Inc.
Dublin Close to Home Center on Venture Dr.
5665 Venture Drive
Dublin , OH 43017
The Electronystagmography Oculomotor Physiology Laboratory
The Ophthalmology Department offers routine primary care and secondary care on referral, clinical testing for children with visual impairment, plus clinical and basic research. The Electronystagmography (ENG) Oculomotor Physiology Laboratory utilizes infrared eye movement recording techniques as well as search coil recording techniques for the assessment of oculomotor function. The ENG lab specializes in the assessment of nystagmus and other abnormal eye movements in patients of all ages.
Visual Electrophysiology Tests
Learn more about the following Visual Electrophysiology tests and what to expect for you visit:
The Electroretinogram (ERG)
The Multifocal Electroretinogram (mfERG)
The Visual Evoked Potentals (VEP): Flash (FVEP) and Pattern (PVEP)
The Electro-Oculogram (EOG)
Farnsworth Dichotomous Test (Panel D-15)
Farnsworth 100 Hue Test (F-100)
Preferential Looking Technique (PLT)
Contrast Sensitivity Function (CSF)
Ohio Amblyope Registry
The Ohio Amblyope Registry is a statewide program with participation from all Ohio children's hospital and many local ophthamology and optometry partners. The program has increased the awareness, treatment and prevention of amblyope or "lazy eye" across the state. Learn more about the Ohio Amblyope Registry.
July 2015 – June 2016
Inpatient Discharges: 3
Observation and Outpatient-in-a-Bed Discharges: 40
Total Discharges: 43
Average Length of Stay*: 1.3
Patient Days*: 4
Total Surgical Procedures: 1,780
Inpatient Consults: 2,263
Eye Clinic and Low Vision Eye Clinic: 9,805
*Excludes observation and outpatient-in-a-bed patients.