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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences / Pediatric Ophthalmology

Lawrence Tychsen, MD

Current Position
Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor, Neurobiology
Professor, Ophthalmology in Pediatrics, Dept of Pediatrics
John F. Hardesty, MD, Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Specialty Areas
Pediatric Ophthalmology
Ocular Motility Disorders - Adult

Patients Seen At
Medical Building One
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
1040 N. Mason Road, Suite 219
Creve Coeur, MO  63141
Fax:   314-996-7401
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St Louis Children's Hospital Eye Center
One Children's Place
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-454-2368
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Areas of Clinical Interest
Strabismus (crossed-eyes), nystagmus and eye movement disorders, cerebral palsy, amblyopia, pediatric cataract, IOL, refractive surgery, pediatric glaucoma, pediatric nasolacrimal disorders and ptosis, adult diplopia.   More Information on Pediatric Eye Care

Board Certification
Ophthalmology -- Certified
Pediatric Ophthalmology -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S. Biology: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1975
Medical School: Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 1979
Fellowship: Neuro-ophthalmology,National Eye Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, 1980
Residency: University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, 1983
Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Neurobiology, University of California, San Francisco, 1985
Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology, Smith-Kettlewell Institute of Visual Sciences, San Francisco, 1985
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Shriners Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2003-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Listed in America's Top Doctors, 2002-2012 (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.)

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Liu B, Murphy RK, Mercer D, Tychsen L, Smyth MD. Pseudopapilledema and association with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Childs Nerv Syst. 2014 Jul;30(7):1197-200.

Ghasia F, Tychsen L. Horizontal and vertical optokinetic eye movements in macaque monkeys with infantile strabismus: directional bias and crosstalk. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Jan 13;55(1):265-74.

Anderson JL, Levy PT, Leonard KB, Smyser CD, Tychsen L, Cole FS. Congenital Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus: When to Consider the Diagnosis. J Child Neurol. 2013 May 10;29(6):837-842. [Epub ahead of print]

Lueder GT, Galli M, Tychsen L, Yildirim C, Pegado V. "Long-term results of botulinum toxin-augmented medial rectus recessions for large-angle infantile esotropia." Am J Ophthalmol. 2012 Mar;153(3):560-3.

Ghasia F, Brunstrom-Hernandez J, Tychsen L. "Repair of strabismus and binocular fusion in children with cerebral palsy: gross motor function classification scale." Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Sep 29;52(10):7664-71. Print 2011 Sep.

Tychsen L, Richards M, Wong A, Foeller P, Bradley D, Burkhalter A. "The neural mechanism for Latent (fusion maldevelopment) nystagmus." J Neuroophthalmol. 2010 Sep;30(3):276-83.

Ghasia F, Brunstom J, Tychsen L. "Visual acuity and visually evoked responses in children with cerebral palsy: Gross Motor Function Classification Scale." Br J Ophthalmol. 2009 Aug;93(8):1068-72.

Tychsen L. "Refractive surgery for special needs children." Arch Ophthalmol. 2009 Jun;127(6):810-3.

Tychsen L, Richards M, Wong A, Foeller P, Burhkalter A, Narasimhan A, Demer J. "Spectrum of infantile esotropia in primates: Behavior, brains, and orbits." J AAPOS. 2008 Aug;12(4):375-80.

Tychsen L. "Refractive surgery for children: excimer laser, phakic intraocular lens, and clear lens extraction." Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2008 Jul;19(4):342-8.

Tychsen L, Hoekel J, Ghasia F, Yoon-Huang G. "Phakic intraocular lens correction of high ametropia in children with neurobehavioral disorders." J AAPOS. 2008 Jun;12(3):282-9.

Ghasia F, Brunstrom J, Gordon M, Tychsen L. "Frequency and severity of visual sensory and motor deficits in children with cerebral palsy: gross motor function classification scale." Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2008 Feb;49(2):572-80.

Tychsen L. "Causing and curing infantile esotropia in primates: the role of decorrelated binocular input (an American Ophthalmological Society thesis)." Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2007;105:564-93.

Shiels A, Bennett TM, Prince JB, Tychsen L. "X-linked idiopathic infantile nystagmus associated with a missense mutation in FRMD7." Mol Vis. 2007 Nov 29;13:2233-41.

Ali A, Packwood E, Lueder G, Tychsen L. "Unilateral lens extraction for high anisometropic myopia in children and adolescents." J AAPOS. 2007 Apr;11(2):153-8.

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