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Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology


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About Me


I have always enjoyed working with children, and I like the combination of clinical care and surgery that ophthalmology provides. I treat nearly all aspects of pediatric ophthalmology, and I’m particularly interested in intraocular surgery, including pediatric cataracts and glaucoma.

As a pediatric ophthalmologist, I treat children and adolescents with:

  • Amblyopia (poor vision due to misalignment of the eyes, refractive errors and other causes) Strabismus (misalignment of the eyes)
  • Ocular disorder of premature infants
  • Pediatric cataracts
  • Pediatric glaucoma
  • Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)

I treat every patient and family with respect and care while I provide comprehensive pediatric ophthalmology services in an efficient manner.

In my research, I’m involved with the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG). We study many aspects within pediatric ophthalmology, particularly amblyopia and strabismus.

I enjoy spending my free time playing the piano, watching movies and playing softball.

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Ophthalmology

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My Education

BA: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2002.

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH, 2007.

Internship: Internal Medicine (PGY1), The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati OH, 2007-2008.

Residency: Ophthalmology (PGY2-4), University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH, 2008-2011.

Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology (PGY5), Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011-2012.

My Publications

Secondary 12-Month Ocular Outcomes of a Phase 1 Dosing Study of Bevacizumab for Retinopathy of Prematurity. Crouch, ER; Wallace, DK; Holmes, JM; Repka, MX; Steinkuller, PG; Freedman, SF; Prakalapakorn, SG; Jones, SK; Nasrazadani, DA; Cranford, AM; et al. JAMA Ophthalmology. 2020; 138:14-20.

A Randomized Trial Evaluating Short-term Effectiveness of Overminus Lenses in Children 3 to 6 Years of Age with Intermittent Exotropia. Chen, AM; Holmes, JM; Chandler, DL; Patel, RA; Gray, ME; Erzurum, SA; Wallace, DK; Kraker, RT; Jensen, AA; Grp, PE D I. Ophthalmology: Journal of The American Academy of Ophthalmology. 2016; 123:2127-2136.

Cellular neurothekeoma of the eyelid in a 6-year-old boy. Gray, ME; Palileo, CM; Sheridan, RM. Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2016; 20:374-376.

Anterior segment trauma (non-chemical). Gray, ME. Practical Management of Pediatric Ocular Disorders and Strabismus: A Case-based Approach. : Springer New York; Springer New York; 2016.