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David L. Guyton, M.D.

David L Guyton, M.D.

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Zanvyl Krieger Professor of Pediatric Ophthalmology

Professor of Ophthalmology


Expertise: 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 more

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Appointment Phone: 410-955-8314

600 N. Wolfe Street
Wilmer Eye Institute
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Fax: 410-583-2807


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


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

Departments / Divisions



  • MD, Harvard Medical School (1969)


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


  • Baylor College of Medicine (1977)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology / Ophthalmology (1977)

Research & Publications

Activities & Honors



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Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Dr. David Guyton Awarded Parks Medal

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