Dr. Shira Robbins, MD - Pediatric Ophthalmology, UCSD

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Shira L. Robbins, MD, FAAO, FAAP

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University of California (UC) San Diego
9415 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, California, United States

Shira Robbins is Clinical Professor and Educational Director of pediatric ophthalmology at University of California (UC) San Diego. She specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and adult eye re-alignment. Dr. Robbins received her MD from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed her residency in ophthalmology at Hahnemann University Hospital followed by fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology at UC San Diego, and the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. She is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Robbin’s practice focuses exclusively on pediatric ophthalmology and adult eye re-alignment. Her clinical interests encompass pediatric patients with vision and ocular complaints, amblyopia, strabismus (eye misalignment), retinopathy of prematurity, pediatric glaucoma and cataracts (including intraocular lens placement), congenital eye syndromes, craniofacial syndromes, nystagmus, learning disabilities, nasolacrimal tear duct disorders, genetic ocular disorders, and systemic diseases affecting the eyes. Her adult practice includes patients with double vision, strabismus, and visual strain complaints.

Dr. Robbins was recently inducted into the prestigious Academy of Clinician Scholars at UC San Diego and has been nominated for the Leonard Tow Award for Humanism in Medicine. The author of over 40 scientific articles and book chapters, Dr. Robbins has been an invited lecturer at national and international meetings. 


Representative Publications:

Anticoagulation: A Practical Guide for Strabismus Surgeons

One-Sided Triangle: A Case of Double Vision

Steroid-Induced Glaucoma in the Pediatric Population