Eric Crouch

Offers student research opportunities

research overview

  • Clinical research has been a focus of the Virginia Pediatric Eye Center for over 35 years. Currently, the center is actively participating in the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigative Group through funding from the National Eye Institute (NEI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The studies conducted by this group have led to new and substantial advances in pediatric ophthalmology and have resulted in better treatment options and outcomes for patients. There are several research projects that are currently investigating new methods of treating various pediatric eye diseases. Patients who meet study criteria for ongoing projects are offered the opportunity to enroll in clinical trials. For more information regarding these projects and clinical studies, please contact our office at 757-461-0050.


  • 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.

selected publications

full name

  • Eric Crouch


Publications in VIVO