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Specialized Training for Treating Special Eyes

Oculoplastics in Pediatrics

Eye conditions and disorders in children can be both very similar and very different from those of adults. No matter the issue, the anatomy of a pediatric patient requires extra considerations due to the complexity of a growing body.


If your child’s doctor has recommended oculoplastic surgery, you are likely wondering what exactly the process entails—and how the surgery can help your child.

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Dr. Donald Hollsten and Dr. Jordan Hollsten have specialized training in correction of the eyelids, orbit and lacrimal system in babies and children of all ages.


Dr. Donald Hollsten's Fellowship training at the beginning of his career specialized in Pediatric Oculoplastic Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania and the Sheie Eye Institute. He has since shared all of his Pediatric Oculoplastics knowledge through his training of Medical Fellows, including his former fellow and current medical partner in private practice, Dr. Jordan Hollsten.

We understand any kind of surgical procedure can be daunting for you and your child, and we handle each of our young patients with gentle, compassionate care.

Some of the most common pediatric conditions that require an Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon include the following:


  • Congenital Eyelid Ptosis (drooping)

  • Congenital Tear Duct Blockage

  • Tumors or Growths around the Orbit

  • Eyelid Malposition

  • Orbital Trauma

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