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Helping Every Child in Sight

Is Our Vision

At AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, it’s our vision to help every child see and experience their life in clear view. That’s why we have a team of dedicated and compassionate pediatric ophthalmologists and other experts who specialize in healing children with vision problems using the latest technology and pediatric ophthalmology treatments available. And because sometimes eye conditions are related to other health challenges, our extensive network of pediatric specialists coordinate care to bring your child’s whole-health into focus.

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Advanced Pediatric Ophthalmology Care

In Clear View

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Amblyopia or Lazy Eye

Lazy eye, or amblyopia, occurs when there is a loss or lack of development of central vision in one eye that is not due to an eye condition and is uncorrectable with eye glasses. It can result when a child does not use both eyes together, which often happens if eyes are misaligned or there is a significant difference in nearsightedness or farsightedness between the two eyes. It usually develops before age six. At AdventHealth for Children, formerly Florida Hospital for Children, our experts focus on diagnosing and treating amblyopia early with a combination of therapies to improve kids’ outcomes of a complete chance of recovery and healthy eyesight for the future.

One Comprehensive Pediatric Network

If your child’s eye condition requires a team of specialists from additional medical disciplines, rest assured. Our team of pediatric ophthalmologists and surgeons are connected to an extensive local network of pediatric specialists and imaging centers to support your child with whole-person pediatric care from diagnosis through healing.

Retinopathy of Prematurity

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) can affect premature infants born before 31-weeks gestation or weighing 2¾ pounds or less at birth. This disorder usually affects both eyes and is one of the most common causes of visual loss in childhood. The AdventHealth for Children’s skilled team of NICU and pediatric specialists put your child’s whole health first, coordinating care to help prevent life-long vision loss or blindness that can occur with ROP.

Robert Gold MD

Meet Our Medical Director

Robert Gold MD, Medical Director of Ophthalmology  

Dr. Robert Gold, MD is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist and has been practicing for more than 30 years. He graduated from Tulane University School Of Medicine and specializes in pediatric ophthalmology.

Ophthalmology Care for Kids

Conditions We Treat

  • Amblyopia or Lazy Eye
  • Pediatric Glaucoma
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Strabismus
We’re Here to Protect Your Child’s Vision

Meet Our Team

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