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Erin P. Herlihy, MD

Erin P. Herlihy, MD

Ophthalmology, Vascular Anomalies

On staff since November 2008

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

Erin P. Herlihy, MD, is an attending physician at Seattle Childrens Hospital and assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Washington, School of Medicine. A graduate of Notre Dame and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, she completed residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of Washington Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. She specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus.

Her research interests include the pathogenesis of myopia and progressive axial elongation in children, systemic associations of divergence insufficiency in children and adults, and various treatments for amblyopia and infantile nasolacrimal disorders. She is a principal investigator in the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, which is supported by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Herlihy is an active member in several local and national medical associations and is board certified in ophthalmology.

Recommendations

  • Veneta Everett, WA 07.23.13

    We love Dr. Herlihy. She is my child's favorite doctor of all time. We met her in 2009. My daughter has had two surgeries and yearly checkups from her. Savannah looks forward to seeing her and Jenny.

  • Xaviera Seattle,WA 01.31.11

    Our doctor told us about her and from the very first visit till present we knew she was a nice compassion person, who took the time to talk with the parents and the child. Her Assistants are all nice and supportive and understanding.

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Ophthalmology

Medical/Professional School

Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood

Residency

Ophthalmology, University of Washington, Seattle

Fellowship

Ophthalmology, University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Ann Arbor

Clinical Interests

Pediatric and adult strabismus, amblyopia, nasolacrimal disorders, pediatric cataracts, refractive error in children, system diseases that affect the eyes

Research Description

Treatment of refractive and strabismic amblyopia, divergence insufficiency in children and adults, surgical management of intermittent exotropia, pathogenesis of progressive myopia and the development of interventions to retard progressive axial length elongation in children.

Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Janet Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation 2003
Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society 2003
Alfred Gunner Memorail Scholarship Nominee 2002
Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society 2002
Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society 1997 - 1999
University of Notre Dame Sophomore Class Treasurer 1996 - 1997
University of Notre Dame Dean's List 1995 - 1999

Publications

  • Herlihy EP, Phillips JO, Weiss AH
    Esotropia Greater at Distance: Children vs Adults.
    JAMA ophthalmology , 2013 Jan. 24 : 1-6
  • Chen JL, Shen TT, Brady J, Herlihy EP
    Strabismus surgery in a patient with a Boston K-pro keratoprosthesis.
    Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus , 2012 Oct. : 16(5)476-7
  • Slabaugh MA, Herlihy E, Ongchin S, van Gelder RN
    Efficacy and potential complications of difluprednate use for pediatric uveitis.
    American journal of ophthalmology , 2012 May : 153(5)932-8
  • Moore DB, Herlihy EP, Weiss AH
    Chronic keratoconjunctivitis with dermatitis as a presenting sign of child abuse.
    Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus , 2012 Apr, : 16(2)193-5
  • Herlihy EP, Rubin BP, Jian-Amadi A
    Primary myoepithelioma of the orbit in an infant.
    Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus , 2009 June : 13(3)303-5
  • Herlihy EP, Rubin BP, Jian-Amadi A
    Primary myoepithelioma of the orbit in an infant.
    Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus , 2009 June : 303-5

Presentations

Presentations Title Event Location Date
Clinical and eye movement findings to distinguish abducens palsy from divergence insufficiency in children and adults. Center for Clinical and Translational Research Science Day Seattle, WA May 2012
Amblyopia and pediatric low vision. Annual meeting WA State Teachers for Visually Impaired / Orientation and Mobility Specialists Feb. 2012
Does My Child Have a Lazy Eye? Modern Medicine and the Eye Lecture Series Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA June 2011
Photoreceptor Activity Patterns and the Cause and Prevention of Myopia Gained in Translation Research Conference May 2010
Central Nervous System Abnormalities and Ocular Motor Findings in Children and Adults with Divergence Insufficiency AAPOS Annual Meeting Orlando, FL April 2010
Abduction deficits: The Sick Sixth and Other Anomalies of Divergence. Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Monthly Meeting Seattle, WA Nov. 2009
The pupil in suppression and amblyopia. ARVO 2009