Eileen Birch, Ph.D.

Director, Crystal Charity Ball Pediatric Vision Laboratory

Ph.D., University of California, 1979

Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980-1982

Office:  214-363-3911 ext. 111
Pediatric Lab: 214-363-3911 ext. 113



 Esotropia, Amblyopia, Hyperopia, Pediatric Cataracts, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Vision Screening, Infant Nutrition

Representative Publications:

Birch EE, Stager DR. Long-term motor and sensory outcomes following early surgery for infantile esotropia. JAAPOS, 2006, 10: 409-413.

Birch EE, Holmes JM. The clinical profile of amblyopia in children younger than 3 years of age. J AAPOS, 2010, 14: 494-7.

Birch EE, Stager Sr DR, Wang J, O’Connor AR. Longitudinal changes in refractive error of children with infantile esotropia,Eye, 2010, 24: 1814-21.

Birch E, Carlson S, Hoffman D, Fitzgerald-Gustafson K, Fu V, Drover J, Castañeda Y, Minns L, Wheaton D, Mundy D, Marunycz J, Diersen-Schade D. The DIAMOND study: A double masked, randomized controlled clinical trial of the maturation of infant visual acuity as a function of the dietary level of docosahexaenoic acid. Am J Clin Nutr, 2010, 91: 848-59.

Wang J, Spencer R, Leffler J, Birch E. Critical period for foveal fine structure in children with regressed retinopathy of prematurity. Retina, 2012, 32:330-9.

Birch E, Cheng C, Stager Jr D, Weakley D, Stager Sr D. The critical period for surgical treatment of dense congenital bilateral cataracts. J AAPOS, 2009, 13: 67-71. 

Mailing Address:

Eileen E. Birch, PhD

Retina Foundation of the Southwest

9600 N. Central Expressway, Suite 200

Dallas, TX 75231