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Scott R. Lambert, M.D. is a Professor of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics who specializes in treating eye diseases in children and adults with strabismus. Prior to joining the faculty at Stanford in 2016, he was the R. Howard Dobbs Professor of Ophthalmology at Emory University and the Chief of Ophthalmology at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Lambert graduated from medical school at Yale University and completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University of California, San Francisco. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the Hospital for Sick Children in London and in adult strabismus in San Francisco. Dr. Lambert is the co-editor of two books published in 2016-- the 5th edition of the leading textbook in his field--Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and a book on Congenital Cataracts. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals on a broad range of topics including the treatment of congenital cataracts, strabismus in adults and children, optic disc abnormalities and corneal disorders in children. He has been an invited speaker at pediatric ophthalmology conferences throughout the world including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Australia. He has been actively involved in research throughout his entire career and is currently serving as the chairman of the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study—a NIH funded randomized clinical trial comparing the optical treatment of infants after cataract surgery with contact lenses vs. intraocular lenses. From 2013-2015 he served on the executive committee of the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigators Group--a large group of pediatric ophthalmologists who investigate new treatments for ocular disorders in children. He has received the Senior Honor award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and served as the chairman of their Pediatric Ophthalmic Technology Assessment Committee. He has received a lifetime achievement award from the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. In 2019 he was chosen as one of the "Best Doctors in the Bay Area" by the San Francisco Magazine.He is happily married and has five children. He enjoys hiking, swimming, tennis and running.
My research has focused on improving the visual outcomes of children with congenital cataracts. I organized a randomized clinical trial, the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study to compare the visual outcomes of infants optically corrected with a contact lens vs. an intraocular lens after unilateral cataract surgery. A second area of research has been ocular growth after cataract surgery.