Childhood Glaucoma

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Javeneh Abbasian, MD

Javeneh Abbasian, MD

Chief of Ophthalmology, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center; Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Illinois at Chicago

Learn about the different types of childhood glaucoma, including primary congenital, infantile, and juvenile glaucoma. Guest expert Dr. Javeneh Abassian will explain the role of genetics and associated systemic diseases, trauma-induced cases, and diagnosis and treatment.


Dr. Abbasian is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is dual fellowship trained in both pediatric ophthalmology and adult glaucoma. She is currently practicing in Chicago as the Chief of Ophthalmology of the Jesse Brown Veteran's Administration while seeing pediatric patients at University of Illinois at Chicago; she will join the faculty at University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia this summer. Dr. Abbasian specializes in anterior segment disease in children with an emphasis on pediatric glaucoma and cataracts. She completed her ophthalmology residency at University of Illinois at Chicago, her pediatric fellowship at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and her glaucoma fellowship at University of Illinois at Chicago.

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