Ophthalmology Core

The Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC) offers ophthalmological testing services for children. The Ophthalmology Core at CHOP's CTRC was established to provide clinical and translational research services in ophthalmology for the assessment of visual function and structure.

How to Access the Ophthalmology Core

Services and Tests:

Eye Exam (types)
visual acuity
recognition acuity
grating acuity
slit lamp exam / anterior segment evaluation
external segment evaluation
fundus exam
best corrected

Sensorimotor Exam

The following tests require a professional interpretation which includes a separate fee:

Contrast sensitivity (partnered with eye exam) (plus 15 min interpretation)
Color vision testing (partnered with eye exam) (plus 15 min interpretation)
Optical coherence tomography (OCT): Anterior segment (plus 30 min interpretation)
Optical coherence tomography (OCT): Optic nerve (plus 30 min interpretation)
Optical coherence tomography (OCT): Retina (plus 30 min interpretation)
Visual field measures: Using Humphrey (plus 15 min interpretation)
Visual field measure: Using Goldman (plus 15 interpretation)
Full field sensitivity testing/Dark adaptation (plus 30 min interpretation)
Electroretinography (plus 30 min interpretation)
Visual evoked potential (plus 15 min interpretation)
Fundus photography (plus 15 min interpretation)
Ocular ultrasound (plus 15 min interpretation)
Other (charged by the hour)
Other Ophthalmology Professional Interpretation (per 15 minutes)


Gil Binenbaum, MD, CTRC Ophthalmology Core Director, x44594
Suzanne McCullough, Ophthalmology Research Scheduler, x40603
Jenny Bartelle, Ophthalmology Division Manager, x44599
Melissa Jakubowski, Ophthalmic Technician, JakubowskiM [at] email.chop.edu
Ronnie Kain, CTRC Administrative Director, x42215