Dr. Eric Crouch is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed an ophthalmology residency at Geisinger Medical Center and a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He has authored numerous ophthalmology publications and has regularly presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meetings and at round table discussions at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meetings. He currently serves as Chief of Ophthalmology at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters and previously served as Chief of Ophthalmology for the Norfolk-based Sentara Hospitals from 2006-2008. He has received a Top Doc of Hampton Roads award multiple times and received the Distinguished Teaching Award for the Department of Ophthalmology in 2013. He became a full Professor in both the departments of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics in 2017.
Dr. Crouch is also actively involved with the National Institute of Health/National Eye Institute Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. He was elected vice-chair of the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) in 2014 and has served on several PEDIG’s operations committee and executive committee meetings over the years. He is protocol chair for the Study in Adult Strabismus (SAS1), a NIH funded adult strabismus protocol. PEDIG is a collaborative network dedicated to facilitating multi-center clinical research in strabismus, amblyopia and other eye disorders that affect children. The network, which was formed in 1997, is funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). There are currently over 100 participating sites with over 700 pediatric ophthalmologists, pediatric optometrists, and staff in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. His practice remains active in numerous clinical trials and provides some of the latest available treatments in pediatric eye diseases.
Dr. Eric Crouch is trained in the management of pediatric and adult strabismus, pediatric cataracts, and a variety of amblyopia treatments. For cases of chronic tearing, Dr. Eric Crouch performs nasolacrimal duct probings, dilations, canalicular stents, and endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy procedures. For select strabismus cases he offers adjustable suture strabismus surgery. He also manages pediatric eyelid disorders, congenital ptosis, pediatric glaucoma, and general pediatric ophthalmology conditions. His special interests include craniofacial disorders, genetic syndromes, congenital disorders, retinopathy of prematurity, chemodenervation for strabismus, blepharospasm, and hemifacial spasm.