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David L. Guyton, M.D.

David L Guyton, M.D.
Zanvyl Krieger Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology


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Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Call 410-464-6641 (8a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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Call +1-410-502-7683 (7a.m. to 6p.m., EST, Mon-Fri)

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  • Zanvyl Krieger Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • The Zanvyl Krieger Children's Eye Center at the Wilmer Institute
  • Professor of Ophthalmology

Centers & Institutes



The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-8314

600 N. Wolfe Street
Wilmer Eye Institute Suite 233
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-5492
Fax: 410-955-0809

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 410-583-2800

10753 Falls Road
Pavilion II
Baltimore, MD 21093 map
Phone: 410-583-2800
Fax: 410-583-2807


Amblyopia, Biomedical Engineering, Double Vision, Ophthalmic Optics, Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Refractive Errors, Strabismus, Surgery

Research Interests

Strabismus surgical techniques, especially adjustable sutures in children and adults; Novel instruments for screening for strabismus, amblyopia, and refractive errors; Ophthalmic instrumentation; Novel techniques for the treatment of amblyopia and defects of binocular function; Ophthalmic optics; Causes and mechanisms of changes of strabismus over time, especially cyclovertical strabismus; Novel instruments for screening for neurologic dysfunction; Feedback techniques to treat blink deficiency


David L. Guyton, M.D., is the Zanvyl Krieger Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology. He is internationally known for his contributions, inventions and teaching in the fields of ophthalmic optics, clinical refraction, potential acuity testing and ocular motility. His clinical practice in strabismus is heavily surgical, both pediatric and adult, with emphasis on re-operations and cyclovertical surgery, using adjustable sutures. Dr. Guyton is currently developing automated instruments for the vision screening of infants and children. more

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