A new study in JAMA Ophthalmology accessed information from the public databases of American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus to identify current pediatric ophthalmologist distribution in the U.S. as of March 2022. Researchers found a total of 1,056 practicing pediatric ophthalmologists, with the highest concentrations in the four most populous states of California (11.0 percent), New York (9.2 percent), Florida (6.5 percent) and Texas (5.9 percent). Concerningly, 90.0 percent of all U.S. counties and four states (8.0 percent) had zero pediatric ophthalmologists. The range of practitioner to million persons has grown in disparity since last data was obtained in 2007, despite a moderate increase in number of practitioners (300) since that time. Read More