Pediatric Ophthalmology

at UT Southwestern Pediatric Group at Plano

7609 Preston Road, 2nd Floor, Suite P2200
Plano, Texas 75024 (Directions)

Appointment New Patient Appointment or 469-497-2500

UT Southwestern Pediatric Group at Plano’s pediatric ophthalmologists care for children with eye conditions, including inherited disorders such as congenital glaucoma and cataracts. With a focus on treating complicated diseases of the eye, our doctors provide personalized care for everything from amblyopia (lazy eye) to cone dystrophy and ocular infections or injuries.

Our patients have access to the latest and most effective treatments and technologies for diagnosis and treatment of common and uncommon conditions such as strabismus (adult and pediatric), retinopathy of prematurity, congenital cataract, and lazy eye.

We specialize in treating:

  • Amblyopia (lazy eye): Vision problems in one or both eyes that can occur even though there might not be an obvious problem in the eye itself
  • Cataracts: Occur when the normally clear lens of the eye becomes cloudy, affecting vision
  • Esotropia: A type of strabismus in which one or both eyes turn inward
  • Exotropia: A type of strabismus in which one or both of the eyes turn outward
  • Congenital glaucoma: A condition, often resulting from high pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure), that causes vision loss and can lead to blindness
  • Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP): Abnormal blood vessel growth in the retina of babies who are born prematurely
  • Strabismus (misalignment of the eyes): A disorder in which the eyes are misaligned, causing one eye or both eyes to turn in different directions, such as upward, downward, outward, or inward

Meet our Plano, TX ophthalmology specialists

Dr. Noy Ashkenazy

Meet Dr. Noy Ashkenazy

Noy Ashkenazy, M.D., specializes in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery, as well as ocular immunology and uveitis. A prolific presenter and lecturer, Dr. Ashkenazy has contributed to book chapters and published numerous academic articles related to her specialty areas.

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Kamel Itani

Meet Dr. Kamel Itani

Kamel M. Itani, M.D., specializes in oculoplastic and orbital surgery and ophthalmic oncology. Dr. Itani has authored numerous academic papers, letters, and book chapters and is a national and international lecturer on ophthalmic surgery and oncology.

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Jessica Thayer

Meet Dr. Jessica Thayer

Jessica Thayer, M.D., specializes in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), strabismus (eye misalignment), and pediatric cataract surgery. She has advanced training in pediatric ophthalmology and joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021.

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Serena Wang

Meet Dr. Serena Wang

Serena Xiaohong Wang, M.D., specializes in pediatric ophthalmology, pediatric cataracts, and adult strabismus, with a specialty interest in pediatric cataract surgery and treatment. She has published numerous articles resulting from her pediatric ophthalmology research, especially on the treatment of pediatric cataracts.

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David Weakley

Meet Dr. David Weakley

David Robert Weakley Jr., M.D., specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. He serves as the Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology for the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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Preparing for Your Appointment

To make the most of your time with the doctor, prepare a list of questions ahead of time and bring it to your appointment.

On the day of the appointment, please arrive 20 minutes early to allow time for parking and registration. We do our best to see patients at their scheduled appointment time. 

Please bring the following items:

  • Current insurance card
  • Method of payment
  • Current medications
  • Completed paperwork, if you received forms before the visit

To facilitate ongoing communication, we recommend patients sign up with MyChart, which allows patients to communicate directly with doctors, request prescription refills, update contact information, view test results, and request clinic appointments. Sign in to or sign up for MyChart.

Canceling an Appointment

If you need to cancel an appointment, please notify us at least 48 hours in advance so we can accommodate other patients.

Prescriptions and Refills

It is very important that your child does not run out of their medication. Be sure that you have sufficient refills to last until your next appointment. We are happy to provide you with a written prescription upon request.

If you run out of refills, please call your pharmacy, and your pharmacist will fax a refill request to us. Please allow us 24 to 48 hours to process refill requests.