Clinical Trials for Pediatric Eye Diseases
Research is currently being conducted to learn more about pediatric eye diseases and how they affect our patients.
The pediatric ophthalmologists at Hasbro Children’s Hospital provide comprehensive emergency, outpatient, and surgical care for newborns, children and teens through age 21. We treat common and severe disorders, and specialize in intraocular surgery.
Our office is equipped with state-of-the-art, child-centered technology, with two exam rooms designed specifically for children. We also see adults needing treatment for cognitive impairment and strabismus.
Children who fail routine vision screening at the pediatrician's office or at school should be evaluated by a certified ophthalmologist for ocular diseases that may prevent the development of normal vision.
Conditions We Treat
- Strabismus (pediatric and adult)
- Pediatric cataracts
- Pediatric glaucoma
- Retinopathy of prematurity
- Pediatric ocular trauma
- Systemic pediatric diseases affecting the eye
- Eye disorders associated with craniofacial syndromes
- Pediatric eyelid disorders
- Pediatric tearing disorders
- Eyelid and orbital tumors
- Eye socket reconstruction
- Eye exams for adults and children, including extended exams for eye motility and alignment
- Medical and surgical treatment of strabismus and motility disorders in adults and children
- Diagnosis and management of amblyopia
- Surgical treatment of pediatric cataracts with and without intraocular lens placement
- Medical and surgical treatment of pediatric glaucoma
- Screening for retinopathy of prematurity (in partnership with Women & Infants Hospital)
- Management of amblyopia/strabismus associated with retinopathy of prematurity
- Diagnostic testing, including visual field testing with automated perimetry, electroretinography, visual evoked responses, ultrasonography
- Diagnosis and monitoring of tumors
Wendy Chen, MD, PhD, cares for children ranging in age from infants to teenagers. She treats pediatric eye trauma, amblyopia, adult and pediatric strabismus, pediatric cataract, pediatric glaucoma, eye disorders related to craniofacial syndromes, congenital anomalies of the eye, and retinopathy of prematurity.
Dr. Chen is the recipient of numerous awards and is an active member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
Michael E. Migliori, MD, FACS, is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in oculoplastic, reconstructive and cosmetic laser surgery. Oculoplastic surgery encompasses a wide variety of procedures that deal with the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts, and face.
Dr. Migliori is past president of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and currently serves as chair of their Public Information Committee. He also is past president of the Rhode Island Medical Society and continues to serve on its Executive Committee.
Melissa Ann Simon, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist, specializing in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus, with the Lifespan Physician Group.
Dr. Simon earned her medical degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She completed her residency in ophthalmology at University Hospital of Rutgers University in Newark, NJ and a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the Casey Eye Institute in Portland, OR. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology; the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus; and the American Medical Association. Dr. Simon is fluent in Spanish.
Ask the hospital operator to page the ophthalmology resident on call.