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Children's Hospital, New Orleans

Appointments: George S. Ellis, Jr, MD, Director (504) 896-9426
H. Sprague Eustis, MD (504) 896-9426
Alejandro Leon, MD (504) 896-9426

Cynthia Pritchard, Certified Orthoptist
Leonard Baham, Certified Orthoptist
Office Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday

George S. Ellis, Jr, MD
H. Sprague Eustis, MD
Alejandro Leon, MD

The Ophthalmology Department provides consultation, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions in infants and children, including cataracts, glaucoma, orbital and ocular tumors, ocular plastic surgery, inflammation of the eye and adnexa, strabismus and amblyopia. Special diagnostic services, such as orthoptic evaluation, ophthalmic echography, electroretinogram, photography and visual field testing, are available for both inpatients and outpatients.

Also available are comprehensive special treatment procedures including microscopic eye surgery, lens implantation, botox injection, frontalis suspension eyelid surgery, Crawford tube tear duct surgery, adjustable sutures and amblyopia treatment.

Management expertise includes, but is not limited to:
  • Amblyopia
  • Eye muscle disorder
  • Ptosis
  • Tear duct obstruction
  • Cataracts and glaucoma in children
  • Eye tumors
  • Eyelid and orbit
  • Adieís pupil
  • Bellís palsy
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neuroretinitis
  • Optic disc anomaly
  • Pituitary tumor
  • Pupillary disorder
  • Third nerve palsy, partial
  • Third nerve palsy, total
  • Fourth nerve palsy
  • Sixth nerve palsy
  • Seventh nerve palsy
  • Visual field defect: Arcuate, sector; Heteronymous, bilat; homonymous, bilat; nasal step, peripheral
The Ophthalmology Department is located in the Ambulatory Care Center at Childrenís Hospital. Patients are also seen at the Metairie Center, located at 3040 33rd Street.

George S. Ellis, Jr, MD
Director, Ophthalmology
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Eye Disorders

Professional School:
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans

Specialty Training:
Duke Eye Center; Zane Pollard MD of Hall Eye Center
Johns Hopkins; Marshall Parks, MD and Clinton McCord, MD

Special Interests:
Amblyopia, Strabismus, Ptosis, Cataracts, Glaucoma
H. Sprague Eustis, MD H. Sprague Eustis, MD
Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Professional School:
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Specialty Training:
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
Washington DC Childrenís Hospital
Johns Hopkins

Special Interests:
Pediatric ophthalmology, Strabismus

Alejandro Leon, MD
Pediatric Ophthalmologist and Adult Strabismus, Children's Hospital

Professional School:
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Columbia

Specialty Training:
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Ophthalmology
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus

Special Interests:
Pediatric ophthalmology, Strabismus