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Sean Donahue Archives

National study of two surgical interventions for exotropia shows no detectable difference

Nov. 22, 2023—A study comparing two surgical methods for repairing childhood intermittent exotropia (a common form of strabismus or eye misalignment, in which one or both eyes sometimes turn outward) were unable to detect a significant difference in the two methods.

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For young concussion patients, managing visual symptoms crucial

Jul. 19, 2022—A policy statement from Vanderbilt and other institutions says it’s essential that pediatricians and other clinicians know how to screen, identify and initiate clinical management of visual symptoms after this common childhood injury.

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New program expands options for prescribing investigational therapies

Aug. 1, 2019—A new group called Access to Investigational Medicine is assisting clinicians who want to seek compassionate use of investigational therapies for their patients.

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Study explores treatment options for babies with cataracts

Jun. 26, 2019—Cataracts are uncommon in babies but when they occur the cloudy lenses must be removed without delay or blindness may result.

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Award honors Donahue’s long-term efforts to improve children’s vision

Aug. 17, 2017—Sean Donahue, M.D., Ph.D., Sam and Darthea Coleman Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Vanderbilt, recently received the Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award.

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Ophthalmology association honors VUMC’s Donahue

Aug. 4, 2016—Sean Donahue, M.D., Ph.D., Sam and Darthea Coleman Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), was recently named a Choosing Wisely Champion by the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS).

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New tool in fight against pediatric diabetic retinopathy

Jan. 14, 2016—The Children’s Diabetes Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently unveiled its latest tool in helping to prevent diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of acquired blindness in the United States.

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Support for Eye Institute research a family affair

Jan. 7, 2016—Sight is one of the most critical elements of a normal, happy life. When a child’s eyesight is threatened, his or her future stands to be permanently altered — and parents try to find the best treatment available.

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New clinic seeks clues to rare childhood genetic disorder

Feb. 26, 2014—A new specialty clinic at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is dedicated to investigating and treating a rare childhood disorder that causes partial — and sometimes nearly total — paralysis for unpredictable lengths of time.

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Guidelines for pediatric vision screening methods updated

Mar. 7, 2013—The American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) recently revised the guidelines for reporting the results from studies of preschool vision screening instruments.

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