Ophthalmology Clinic

UCSF Pediatric Ophthalmology is a comprehensive eye clinic with a multidisciplinary team that offers consultation, evaluation and treatment for pediatric eye disorders ranging from the most common to the extremely rare and complex. For children who require eye surgery, our pediatric ophthalmologists perform procedures such as eye muscle surgery for the correction of strabismus, cataract extraction, nasolacrimal duct probing and ptosis repair.

Our Services

Some of the conditions we evaluate and treat include:

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)
  • Blocked tear ducts (congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction)
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  • Cataracts
  • Corneal disorders
  • Eye birth defects
  • Glaucoma
  • Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, including contact lenses
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic nerve disorders
  • Ptosis (drooping of the eyelid)
  • Strabismus
  • Inherited and genetic retinal disorders (and testing with pediatric electroretinogram)
  • Retinoblastoma
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If you're interested in visiting our clinic, please request a referral from your child's pediatrician, optometrist or ophthalmologist.

Getting Here

Pediatric Ophthalmology
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, Suite M5324
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2800

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What to Bring

  • All medical records relevant to your child's condition from the referring physician, if available. This includes diagnostic imaging like CT scans, MRI, radiograph, etc.
  • Glasses if your child wears them
  • List of all medications and prescriptions
  • Appointment information: the doctor's name and the appointment location and time
  • Insurance card
  • Primary care physician's name, address and telephone number
  • Referring physician's name, address and telephone number
  • Co-payment if required by insurance


Parking at Mission Bay

Public parking options at UCSF's Mission Bay campus include:

Weekdays: $3.75/hour
Daily Maximum: $30/day

More Information

Download a Mission Bay campus map

Public Transportation

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

  • 22
  • 55
  • T-Third Street line

More Information

(415) 673-6864 (MUNI)
SFMTA website

UCSF Shuttles

Free UCSF shuttles connect the Mission Bay campus with our Mount Zion and Parnassus campuses as well as other UCSF locations and the 16th Street BART station.

More Information

Shuttle routes and timetables
Shuttle system map
Shuttle hotline: (415) 476-4646 (GOGO)

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Our Team

Armin Afshar
Armin Afshar, MD, MBA
Vitreoretinal surgeon and ocular oncologist
Alejandra de Alba
Alejandra de Alba, MD, MPH
Pediatric ophthalmologist and strabismus specialist
Laura Chalkley
Laura Chalkley, MS
Karen Cooper
Karen Cooper
Jacque Duncan
Jacque Duncan, MD
Retinal specialist
Ying Han
Ying Han, MD, PhD
Glaucoma specialist
Elise Harb
Elise Harb, OD, MS
Pediatric optometrist
Jonathan C. Horton
Jonathan C. Horton, MD, PhD
Neuro-ophthalmologist and pediatric ophthalmologist
Maanasa Indaram
Maanasa Indaram, MD
Pediatric ophthalmologist and strabismus specialist
Robert C. Kersten
Robert C. Kersten, MD
Oculoplastic specialist
Anthony Moore
Anthony Moore, MBBS
Pediatric ophthalmologist and retinal specialist
Julius Oatts
Julius Oatts, MD
Pediatric ophthalmologist
Leila Shirazi
Leila Shirazi, OD