Constance E. West, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology

Academic Affiliations

Emeritus, UC Department of Ophthalmology

Phone 513-803-2230

Fax 513-636-7911




Optic pathway glioma in children; retinal hemorrhages in shaken baby syndrome; construction of a portable optics bench for use in teaching ophthalmic optics and refraction to ophthalmology residents

Dr. West is an associate professor of ophthalmology at the University of Cincinnati, and immediate past director of the Abrahamson Pediatric Eye Institute and the Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She lectures and teaches extensively on pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus, and ophthalmic optics and refraction.

BS: Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1980.

MD: University of Massachusetts Medical School, North Worcester, MA, 1986.

Internship: St. John's Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, 1986-1987.

Residency: Ophthalmology, Barnes Hospital, Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO, 1987-1990.

Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1990-1991.

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Connolly B, Faist R, West C, Holland KD, Matykiewicz P, Glauser TA, Pestian J. A statistical approach to visualizing the quality of multi-hospital data. Visible Language. 2014;48(3).

Gray ME, West CE. Corneal injuries from liquid detergent pods. J AAPOS. 2014;18:494-5.

West CE, Hunter DG. Displacement of optical centers in over-the-counter readers: a potential cause of diplopia. J AAPOS. 2014;18:293-4.

Chabbra MS, Bonsall DJ, Cassedy AE, Wallace GH, Schoenberger SD, West CE. The intra- and the inter-observer reliability of grading retinal hemorrhages in abusive head trauma among pediatric ophthalmologists. J AAPOS. 2013;17:343-6.

Nathan ST, Jain V, Lykissas MG, Crawford AH, West CE. Transient cortical blindness as a complication of posterior spinal surgery in a pediatric patient. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013;22:416-9.

Sisk RA, Motley WW 3rd, Yang MB, West CE. Surgical outcomes following repair of traumatic retinal detachments in cognitively impaired adolescents with self-injurious behavior. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2013;50:20-26.

Wallace DK, Lazar EL, Melia M, Birch EE, Holmes JM, Hopkins KB, Kraker RT, Kulp MT, Pang Y, Repka MX, Tamkins SM, Weise KK, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Stereoacuity in children with anisometropic amblyopia. J AAPOS. 2011;15:455-61.

Qu J, Wang Y, Tong Y, Zhou X, Zhao F, Yang L, Zhang S, Zhang J, West CE, Guan MX. Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy affects only female matrilineal relatives in two Chinese Families. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2010; 51: 4906-12.

Motley WW 3rd, Vanderveen DK, West CE. Surgical management of infantile cataracts in dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. J AAPOS. 2010 Jun;14(3):283-4.