Alex Christoff, BS, CO, COT



Alex Christoff is assistant professor of ophthalmology at The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. E-mail him at


Examining pediatric eyes

The common eye problems found in adults, developing over decades of life as acquired disease, are different in children. There is an old pediatrics adage that “children are not little adults.” This is certainly true when it comes to the pediatric eye exam that many allied health care personnel find themselves facing, often with dread, on a weekly or daily basis.