Pediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Ophthalmology has 2 American Board of Ophthalmology-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric ophthalmologists. Dr. John Wright, with over 25 years of clinical experience, and Dr. Kevin Gertsch, our newer addition, devote their practice to the comprehensive care of children's eyes and to the alleviation of problems caused by adult strabismus. Children's eye problems range from routine examinations to the diagnosis and management of such problems as amblyopia (lazy eye), nasolacrimal duct obstruction (blocked tear ducts), cataracts, glaucoma, retinopathy of prematurity, and strabismus (eye misalignment). Adult strabismus may take the form of a long-standing squint (crossing problem) of large angle with few or no symptoms, or a recently acquired misalignment of any amount but with disabling effects.

For children and adults Drs. Wright and Gertsch subscribe to the philosophy that every patient deserves the best possible care, bringing to bear the most modern of treatment modalities and instrumentation. They are ably assisted by a large group of ophthalmic technicians.

We are proud of the pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus team at UNC-Chapel Hill and look forward to the opportunity to be of help with your health care.

Wright
John D. Wright, Jr., M.D.
 
Kevin Gertsch, MD
Kevin Gertsch, MD