Paediatric Ophthalmology

"Our team is one of the biggest in Belgium. Each of our ophthalmologists possesses specific expertise, enabling us to treat a wide range of eye diseases. From the simplest to the most complex."

Our specialities

The Paediatric Ophthalmology Department offers a variety of consultations:  

  • Consultations for screening and diagnosis relating to vision problems such as refractive error and strabismus  
  • Consultations adapted for children with a vision deficiency in cooperation with vision deficiency rehabilitation centres  
  • Specialised ophthalmo-genetic consultations. In this case the team cooperates with Belgian and international genetic centres  

The department is specialised in:

  • Surgery for strabismus, lacrimal duct pathologies and abnormalities of the pupil during day hospitalisation
  • Cataract and congenital glaucoma surgery
  • Treatment of rare eye diseases
  • Congenital ocular malformations 
  • Inflammatory eye complaints such as conjunctivitis and uveitis.
  • Screening  for retinopathy of prematurity  
  • Treatment of ophthalmological complaints in children with Down Syndrome  

Finally, the department has recognised expertise in hereditary and non-hereditary pathologies of the retina and optic nerve.

Our team

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Our medical specialists



The department welcomes trainee doctors and medical and orthoptics students as interns.


The department offers treatment for children presenting a strabismus with very close follow-up thanks to the close cooperation with a team of orthoptists and ophthalmologists specialised in strabismus.