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David L. Guyton, MD

David L Guyton, MD
Zanvyl Krieger Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology

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

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  • Wilmer Eye Institute Research


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

Research Interests

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


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.


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    • Harvard Medical School (Boston MA ) (1969)


    • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Ophthalmology (Baltimore MD ) (1976)


    • Baylor College of Medicine (Houston TX ) (1977)


    • Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology (1977)
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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-5492
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-8314
    Fax: 410-955-0809
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    Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station
    10753 Falls Road
    Pavilion II
    4th floor
    Baltimore, MD 21093
    Phone: 410-583-2800
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    • Ophthalmology - Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus

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