Dr. Janet Leath Alexander is a comprehensive pediatric ophthalmologist and strabismologist and faculty member at the University of Maryland. She provides compassionate care and has skills and training in all areas of pediatric ophthalmology including expertise in the medical and surgical treatment of strabismus, nasolacrimal obstruction, cataract, glaucoma, pathology of the eyelid and orbit, and retinal disorders such as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).
Dr. Alexander earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at University of Washington in her hometown of Seattle. After work in Research and Development at Intel Corporation in Santa Clara, California, she conducted biomedical research at the University of Washington in Seattle. She then earned her MD and certificate in Neuroscience Area of Concentration from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed a surgical internship at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. She completed her ophthalmology residency training at George Washington University in Washington, DC and Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Dr. Alexander's research background includes publications in the subspecialties of retina and uveitis and orbital disease. Dr. Alexander currently pursues research on pediatric ocular inflammation including uveitis and periorbital dermatitis, congenital cataracts and glaucoma, aphakic glaucoma, ROP, and strabismus. She is currently active in collaborative research projects at the University of Maryland, the National Institutes of Health/National Eye Institute, and Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
In her clinical practice, Dr. Alexander applies her intimate knowledge of pediatric ophthalmic disease and child and adult strabismus to treating patients at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Alexander sees outpatients at the University of Maryland Redwood Street location, the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Hospital, and the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is involved in medical student and resident education in both ophthalmology and pediatrics.
Dr. Alexander is dedicated to serving the ophthalmic needs of infants, children, and adolescents in the Baltimore area. Her specific professional interests also include medical education, outreach to local and international underserved populations, and international public health.
Her practice covers adult strabismus and pediatric ophthalmic conditions such as strabismus, diplopia, amblyopia or lazy eye, cranial nerve palsies, nasolacrimal duct obstructions and tearing disorders, ptosis, ectropion, and other congenital or childhood eyelid problems, orbital and eyelid tumors and infections, blepharitis, chalazia or styes, hordeola, dermatitis and allergies affecting eyes, conjunctivitis and conjunctival disease, corneal disease including infection, abrasion, and anomalies, congenital and juvenile cataracts, congenital and juvenile glaucoma, retinal diseases including retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), uveitis and inflammatory eye diseases, and trauma.
Links of Interest:American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
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