Minnesota Lions Children's Eye Clinic

Clinic Overview

The Minnesota Lions Children's Eye Clinic, University of Minnesota Physicians and University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital have one of the country’s largest pediatric ophthalmology programs and provides care to children and adolescents beginning in infancy. Our pediatric ophthalmologists work closely with orthoptists who have special training in examining children. In addition, our ophthalmologists often collaborate with neurologists, oncologists, geneticists and rheumatologists, among other specialists, to provide care to patients who have eye anomalies that result from other conditions.

University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital collaborates with the National Institutes of Health Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group on researching and incorporating study findings into treatment plans for various eye conditions. We also conduct research studies that affect international treatment protocols.

Pediatric Eye Conditions We Treat:

Our physicians treat common to complex eye diseases and injuries including:

  • Amblyopia (“Lazy Eye”)
  • Eye and periorbital trauma
  • Eye problems related to other conditions
    • Developmental abnormalities
    • Syndromes that involve/affect eyes
    • Thyroid eye disease
  •  Genetic eye disorders
    • Abinism
    • Chromosomal abnormalities
    • Retinal abnormalities
  • Inflammation of the eye
  • Arthritis-related
  • Infection-related
  • Optic nerve disorders
  • Pediatric cataracts
  •  Pediatric glaucoma
  •  Ptosis (droopy eyelid)
  •  Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  •  Strabismus (eye misalignment)
    • Turned out eye (exotropia)
    • Cross-eyed (esotropia)
  • Tear drainage abnormalities
    • Blocked tear duct
  • Tumors of the eye, eyelid and periorbital area
    • Hemangioma (blood vessel)
    • Retinoblastoma
    • Lyphangioma (lymph vessel)

Awards and Distinctions
The University of Minnesota Medical Center Weight Loss Clinic has received several awards for our surgical excellence.  We work closely with other specialists within the University of Minnesota Health system to coordinate your care and are proud to be awarded the following:

• Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program with Adolescent Qualifications
This accreditation means our bariatric surgery program is a comprehensive center that has passed a rigorous external national review by fellow surgeons.  In addition, we are one of a very select few programs that have also achieved Adolescent Qualifications by the American College of Surgeons.

• Blue Distinction Center + for Bariatric Surgery
This quality designation from Blue Cross Blue Shield signifies our center delivers high quality bariatric and patient care.  The Blue Distinction + program evaluates our expertise as a physician team, the number surgery’s our clinic has performed, and our track record of results.  We have proven to have a track record for delivering better results, with fewer complications time and time again.  The Blue Distinction + plus indicates our program also met cost measures that address consumers need for affordable care.

A partnership of Fairview and University of Minnesota Physicians

Location Info


Park Plaza Building
701 25th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

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Appointments: 612-365-6777


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  • 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Our Team


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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