Making the most of a child’s view of the world
University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital works hard to preserve the wonder of seeing the world through a child’s eyes.
We are the Minnesota Lions Children's Eye Clinic, established in 1969. As one of the country’s largest pediatric ophthalmology programs, each year more than 5,000 children—from infants to young adults—receive the finest eye care from our ophthalmologists. They work in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota and at specialty care clinics in the Twin Cities metro area.
Providing specialty care with our colleagues
To provide care to patients whose eyes are affected by a wide range of conditions, our ophthalmologists often collaborate with colleagues in other fields. These include neurology, oncology, neonatology, genetics, rheumatology and more.
Our ophthalmologists provide integrated services at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital, including eyeglasses, medication and surgical and nonsurgical treatments. For example, we offer very specialized screening exams and tumor treatment, as well as screening for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).
University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital collaborates with the National Institutes of Health Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Often this joint research results in effective treatment plans for both common and rare eye conditions. We also conduct research studies that affect international treatment protocols for best practice.
Call us to make an appointment at the Lion’s Eye Clinic at 612-365-8350, or see our doctors at pediatric specialty clinics in Burnsville and Maple Grove.
We treat a variety of conditions
- Amblyopia (lazy eye)
- Eye and periorbital (tissues around the eye) trauma
- Eye problems related to other conditions
- Developmental abnormalities
- Syndromes that involve/affect eyes
- Thyroid eye disease
- Genetic eye disorders
- Chromosomal abnormalities
- Retinal abnormalities
- Inflammation of the eye
- Optic-nerve disorders
- Pediatric cataracts
- Pediatric glaucoma
- Ptosis (droopy eyelid)
- Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)
- Strabismus (eye misalignment)
- Turned-out eye (exotropia)
- Cross-eyed (esotropia)
- Tear drainage abnormalities
- Blocked tear duct
- Tumors of the eye, eyelid and periorbital area
- Hemangioma (blood vessel)
- Lymphangioma (lymph vessel)
We provide additional programs and services
- Eye glasses
- Eye surgery
- Non-surgical treatment
- Screening examinations and treatment for tumors
- Screening examinations for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)
Meet your care team
|Sara J. Downes, OD|
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|Raymond G. Areaux, Jr., MD|
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Minnesota Lions Children’s Eye Clinic
Locations by city:
|Specialty Clinic for Children - Burnsville|
303 E Nicollet Blvd, Suite 372
Burnsville, MN 55337
|Pediatric Specialty Care – Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center|
14500 99th Ave N
Maple Grove, MN 55369
|Minnesota Lions Children’s Eye Clinic|
Park Plaza Building, Third Floor
701 25th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454