Lawrence Tychsen, MD

Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Professor, Neurobiology
Professor, Ophthalmology in Pediatrics, Dept of Pediatrics
John F. Hardesty, MD, Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Patients Seen At:

St. Louis Children's Eye Care
One Children's Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-454-6026
Fax: 314-454-2368

Children's Specialty Care Center
13001 N Outer 40 Rd, Suite 2C
St. Louis, MO 63017
Phone: 314-454-3050
Fax: 314-454-3052


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  • B.S. Biology: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1975
  • Medical School: Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 1979


  • Fellowship: Neuro-ophthalmology,National Eye Institute, Bethesda, Maryland, 1980
  • Residency: University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, 1983
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Neurobiology, University of California, San Francisco, 1985
  • Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology, Smith-Kettlewell Institute of Visual Sciences, San Francisco, 1985

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Ophthalmology -- Certified
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology -- Certified

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2003-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
  • Listed in America's Top Doctors, 2002-2012 (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.)

Selected Publications

  1. Liu B, Murphy RK, Mercer D, Tychsen L, Smyth MD. Pseudopapilledema and association with idiopathic intracranial hypertension. Childs Nerv Syst. 2014 Jul;30(7):1197-200.
  2. Ghasia F, Tychsen L. Horizontal and vertical optokinetic eye movements in macaque monkeys with infantile strabismus: directional bias and crosstalk. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Jan 13;55(1):265-74.
  3. Anderson JL, Levy PT, Leonard KB, Smyser CD, Tychsen L, Cole FS. Congenital Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus: When to Consider the Diagnosis. J Child Neurol. 2013 May 10;29(6):837-842. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Lueder GT, Galli M, Tychsen L, Yildirim C, Pegado V. "Long-term results of botulinum toxin-augmented medial rectus recessions for large-angle infantile esotropia." Am J Ophthalmol. 2012 Mar;153(3):560-3.
  5. Ghasia F, Brunstrom-Hernandez J, Tychsen L. "Repair of strabismus and binocular fusion in children with cerebral palsy: gross motor function classification scale." Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Sep 29;52(10):7664-71. Print 2011 Sep.
  6. Tychsen L, Richards M, Wong A, Foeller P, Bradley D, Burkhalter A. "The neural mechanism for Latent (fusion maldevelopment) nystagmus." J Neuroophthalmol. 2010 Sep;30(3):276-83.
  7. Ghasia F, Brunstom J, Tychsen L. "Visual acuity and visually evoked responses in children with cerebral palsy: Gross Motor Function Classification Scale." Br J Ophthalmol. 2009 Aug;93(8):1068-72.
  8. Tychsen L. "Refractive surgery for special needs children." Arch Ophthalmol. 2009 Jun;127(6):810-3.
  9. Tychsen L, Richards M, Wong A, Foeller P, Burhkalter A, Narasimhan A, Demer J. "Spectrum of infantile esotropia in primates: Behavior, brains, and orbits." J AAPOS. 2008 Aug;12(4):375-80.
  10. Tychsen L. "Refractive surgery for children: excimer laser, phakic intraocular lens, and clear lens extraction." Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2008 Jul;19(4):342-8.
  11. Tychsen L, Hoekel J, Ghasia F, Yoon-Huang G. "Phakic intraocular lens correction of high ametropia in children with neurobehavioral disorders." J AAPOS. 2008 Jun;12(3):282-9.

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