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Kristina Tarczy-Hornoch, MD, PhD

Kristina Tarczy-Hornoch, MD, PhD

Ophthalmology

On staff since November 2012

Children's Title: Associate Chief

Kristina Tarczy-Hornoch, MD, DPhil, is the Associate Chief of Ophthalmology at Seattle Childrens Hospital and Associate Professor Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Washington. She earned her medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, and her doctorate in neurophysiology at the University of Oxford, England. She completed her residency at the Doheny Eye Institute/USC and a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Tarczy-Hornochs research interests focus on visual neuroscience and development, strabismus, amblyopia and the epidemiology of pediatric eye disease.

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Ophthalmology

Medical/Professional School

University of California - San Francisco, San Francisco
University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 2JD

Residency

Ophthalmology, Doheny Eye Institute, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Fellowship

Pediatric Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore

Clinical Interests

Disorders of childhood vision development including refractive errors, amblyopia, and strabismus, eye movement disorders; congenital and acquired structural and functional anomalies in and around the eye in children; ophthalmic manifestations of systemic disease in children, especially craniosynostosis and neurologic and neurosurgical conditions.

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Top Doctors in Pasadena Award 2010 - 2012
Award for Excellence in Resident Training Doheny Eye Institute 2008
Best Research Poster Saban Research Institute 2006
Resident Research Award Doheny Eye Institute 2001
Wellcome Trust Prize Studentship Award Wellcome Trust, U.K. 1993
Overseas Research Student Award, U.K. 1993
Gladys Richardson-Evans Scholarship St. Hilda's College, University of Oxford 1991
Nuffield Science Prize St. Hilda's College, University of Oxford 1990

Publications

  • McKean-Cowdin R, Cotter SA, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Wen G, Kim J, Borchert M, Varma R, Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study Group
    Prevalence of amblyopia or strabismus in asian and non-Hispanic white preschool children: multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease study.
    Ophthalmology , 2013 Oct. : 120(10)2117-24
  • Wen G, Tarczy-Hornoch K, McKean-Cowdin R, Cotter SA, Borchert M, Lin J, Kim J, Varma R, Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study Group
    Prevalence of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism in non-Hispanic white and Asian children: multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease study.
    Ophthalmology , 2013 Oct. : 120(10)2109-16
  • Tarczy-Hornoch K, Cotter SA, Borchert M, McKean-Cowdin R, Lin J, Wen G, Kim J, Varma R, Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study Group
    Prevalence and causes of visual impairment in Asian and non-Hispanic white preschool children: Multi-ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study.
    Ophthalmology , 2013 June : 120(6)1220-6
  • Tarczy-Hornoch K
    Accommodative lag and refractive error in infants and toddlers.
    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)112-7
  • Tarczy-Hornoch K
    Accommodative lag and refractive error in infants and toddlers.
    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)112-7
  • Cotter SA, Varma R, Tarczy-Hornoch K, McKean-Cowdin R, Lin J, Wen G, Wei J, Borchert M, Azen SP, Torres M, Tielsch JM, Friedman DS, Repka MX, Katz J, Ibironke J, Giordano L, Joint Writing Committee for the Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study and the Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study Groups
    Risk factors associated with childhood strabismus: the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease and Baltimore pediatric eye disease studies.
    Ophthalmology , 2011 Nov. : 118(11)2251-61
  • Tarczy-Hornoch K, Varma R, Cotter SA, McKean-Cowdin R, Lin JH, Borchert MS, Torres M, Wen G, Azen SP, Tielsch JM, Friedman DS, Repka MX, Katz J, Ibironke J, Giordano L, Joint Writing Committee for the Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study and the Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study Groups
    Risk factors for decreased visual acuity in preschool children: the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease and Baltimore pediatric eye disease studies.
    Ophthalmology , 2011 Nov. : 118(11)2262-73
  • Chen VJ, Tarczy-Hornoch K
    Functional magnetic resonance imaging of binocular interactions in visual cortex in strabismus.
    Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus , 2011 Nov. : 48(6)366-74
  • Cotter SA, Varma R, Tarczy-Hornoch K, McKean-Cowdin R, Lin J, Wen G, Wei J, Borchert M, Azen SP, Torres M, Tielsch JM, Friedman DS, Repka MX, Katz J, Ibironke J, Giordano L, Joint Writing Committee for the Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study and the Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study Groups
    Risk factors associated with childhood strabismus: the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease and Baltimore pediatric eye disease studies.
    Ophthalmology , 2011 Nov. : 118(11)2251-61
  • Tarczy-Hornoch K, Varma R, Cotter SA, McKean-Cowdin R, Lin JH, Borchert MS, Torres M, Wen G, Azen SP, Tielsch JM, Friedman DS, Repka MX, Katz J, Ibironke J, Giordano L, Joint Writing Committee for the Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study and the Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study Groups
    Risk factors for decreased visual acuity in preschool children: the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease and Baltimore pediatric eye disease studies.
    Ophthalmology , 2011 Nov. : 118(11)2262-73
  • Chen VJ, Tarczy-Hornoch K
    Functional magnetic resonance imaging of binocular interactions in visual cortex in strabismus.
    Journal of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus , 2011 Nov. : 48(6)366-74
  • McKean-Cowdin R, Varma R, Cotter SA, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Borchert MS, Lin JH, Wen G, Azen SP, Torres M, Tielsch JM, Friedman DS, Repka MX, Katz J, Ibironke J, Giordano L, Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study and the Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study Groups
    Risk factors for astigmatism in preschool children: the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease and Baltimore pediatric eye disease studies.
    Ophthalmology , 2011 Oct. : 118(10)1974-81
  • Borchert MS, Varma R, Cotter SA, Tarczy-Hornoch K, McKean-Cowdin R, Lin JH, Wen G, Azen SP, Torres M, Tielsch JM, Friedman DS, Repka MX, Katz J, Ibironke J, Giordano L, Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study and the Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study Groups
    Risk factors for hyperopia and myopia in preschool children the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease and Baltimore pediatric eye disease studies.
    Ophthalmology , 2011 Oct. : 118(10)1966-73
  • McKean-Cowdin R, Varma R, Cotter SA, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Borchert MS, Lin JH, Wen G, Azen SP, Torres M, Tielsch JM, Friedman DS, Repka MX, Katz J, Ibironke J, Giordano L, Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study and the Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study Groups
    Risk factors for astigmatism in preschool children: the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease and Baltimore pediatric eye disease studies.
    Ophthalmology , 2011 Oct. : 118(10)1974-81
  • Wen G, McKean-Cowdin R, Varma R, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Cotter SA, Borchert M, Azen S, Multi-ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study Group
    General health-related quality of life in preschool children with strabismus or amblyopia.
    Ophthalmology , 2011 Mar. : 118(3)574-80
  • Wen G, McKean-Cowdin R, Varma R, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Cotter SA, Borchert M, Azen S, Multi-ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study Group
    General health-related quality of life in preschool children with strabismus or amblyopia.
    Ophthalmology , 2011 Mar. : 118(3)574-80
  • Fozailoff A, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Cotter S, Wen G, Lin J, Borchert M, Azen S, Varma R, Writing Committee for the MEPEDS Study Group
    Prevalence of astigmatism in 6- to 72-month-old African American and Hispanic children: the Multi-ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study.
    Ophthalmology , 2011 Feb. : 118(2)284-93
  • Fozailoff A, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Cotter S, Wen G, Lin J, Borchert M, Azen S, Varma R, Writing Committee for the MEPEDS Study Group
    Prevalence of astigmatism in 6- to 72-month-old African American and Hispanic children: the Multi-ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study.
    Ophthalmology , 2011 Feb. : 118(2)284-93
  • Kristina Tarczy-Hornoch, MD, PhD
    Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study and the Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study Groups. Risk factors for hyperopia and myopia in preschool children: the Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study and Baltimore Pediatric Eye Disease Study
    Ophthalmology , 2011 : 1181966-73
  • Nazarian-Mobin SS, Simms K, Urata MM, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Hammoudeh JA
    Misleading presentation of an orbital lymphangioma.
    Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics , 2010 Feb. : 109(2)e82-5
  • Nazarian-Mobin SS, Simms K, Urata MM, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Hammoudeh JA
    Misleading presentation of an orbital lymphangioma.
    Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics , 2010 Feb. : 109(2)e82-5
  • Borchert M, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Cotter SA, Liu N, Azen SP, Varma R, MEPEDS Group
    Anisometropia in Hispanic and african american infants and young children the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease study.
    Ophthalmology , 2010 Jan. : 117(1)148-153.e1
  • Kristina Tarczy-Hornoch, MD, PhD
    Prevalence of spherical equivalent refractive error in African-American and Hispanic preschool children: the Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study.
    Ophthalmology , 2010 : 117(e3)140-7
  • Borchert M, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Cotter SA, Liu N, Azen SP, Varma R, MEPEDS Group
    Anisometropia in Hispanic and african american infants and young children the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease study.
    Ophthalmology , 2010 Jan. : 117(1)148-153.e1
  • Tarczy-Hornoch K
    Modified bell retinoscopy: measuring accommodative lag in children.
    Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry , 2009 Dec. : 86(12)1337-45
  • Tarczy-Hornoch K
    Modified bell retinoscopy: measuring accommodative lag in children.
    Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry , 2009 Dec. : 86(12)1337-45
  • Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study (MEPEDS) Group
    Prevalence and causes of visual impairment in African-American and Hispanic preschool children: the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease study.
    Ophthalmology , 2009 Oct. : 116(10)1990-2000.e1
  • Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study (MEPEDS) Group
    Prevalence and causes of visual impairment in African-American and Hispanic preschool children: the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease study.
    Ophthalmology , 2009 Oct. : 116(10)1990-2000.e1
  • Pan Y, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Cotter SA, Wen G, Borchert MS, Azen SP, Varma R, Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study Group
    Visual acuity norms in pre-school children: the Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study.
    Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry , 2009 June : 86(6)607-12
  • Pan Y, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Cotter SA, Wen G, Borchert MS, Azen SP, Varma R, Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study Group
    Visual acuity norms in pre-school children: the Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study.
    Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry , 2009 June : 86(6)607-12
  • Cotter SA, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Song E, Lin J, Borchert M, Azen SP, Varma R, Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study Group
    Fixation preference and visual acuity testing in a population-based cohort of preschool children with amblyopia risk factors.
    Ophthalmology , 2009 Jan. : 116(1)145-53
  • Cotter SA, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Song E, Lin J, Borchert M, Azen SP, Varma R, Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study Group
    Fixation preference and visual acuity testing in a population-based cohort of preschool children with amblyopia risk factors.
    Ophthalmology , 2009 Jan. : 116(1)145-53
  • Tarczy-Hornoch K, Smith B, Urata M
    Amblyogenic anisometropia in the contralateral eye in unicoronal craniosynostosis.
    Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus , 2008 Oct. : 12(5)471-6
  • Tarczy-Hornoch K, Smith B, Urata M
    Amblyogenic anisometropia in the contralateral eye in unicoronal craniosynostosis.
    Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus , 2008 Oct. : 12(5)471-6
  • Borchert M, Wang Y, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Cotter S, Deneen J, Azen S, Varma R, MEPEDS Study Group
    Testability of the Retinomax autorefractor and IOLMaster in preschool children: the Multi-ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study.
    Ophthalmology , 2008 Aug. : 115(8)1422-5, 1425.e1
  • Borchert M, Wang Y, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Cotter S, Deneen J, Azen S, Varma R, MEPEDS Study Group
    Testability of the Retinomax autorefractor and IOLMaster in preschool children: the Multi-ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study.
    Ophthalmology , 2008 Aug. : 115(8)1422-5, 1425.e1
  • Multi-ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study Group
    Prevalence of amblyopia and strabismus in African American and Hispanic children ages 6 to 72 months the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease study.
    Ophthalmology , 2008 July : 115(7)1229-1236.e1
  • Multi-ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study Group
    Prevalence of amblyopia and strabismus in African American and Hispanic children ages 6 to 72 months the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease study.
    Ophthalmology , 2008 July : 115(7)1229-1236.e1
  • Tarczy-Hornoch K, Lin J, Deneen J, Cotter SA, Azen SP, Borchert MS, Wang Y, Varma R, Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study Group
    Stereoacuity testability in African-American and Hispanic pre-school children.
    Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry , 2008 Mar. : 85(3)158-63
  • Tarczy-Hornoch K, Lin J, Deneen J, Cotter SA, Azen SP, Borchert MS, Wang Y, Varma R, Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study Group
    Stereoacuity testability in African-American and Hispanic pre-school children.
    Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry , 2008 Mar. : 85(3)158-63
  • Tarczy-Hornoch K, Guyton DL
    Measuring dissociated vertical deviations.
    Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus , 2008 Feb. : 12(1)105-6; author reply 107
  • Tarczy-Hornoch K, Guyton DL
    Measuring dissociated vertical deviations.
    Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus , 2008 Feb. : 12(1)105-6; author reply 107
  • Cotter SA, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Wang Y, Azen SP, Dilauro A, Borchert M, Varma R, Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study Group
    Visual acuity testability in African-American and Hispanic children: the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease study.
    American journal of ophthalmology , 2007 Nov. : 144(5)663-7
  • Cotter SA, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Wang Y, Azen SP, Dilauro A, Borchert M, Varma R, Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study Group
    Visual acuity testability in African-American and Hispanic children: the multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease study.
    American journal of ophthalmology , 2007 Nov. : 144(5)663-7
  • Tarczy-Hornoch K
    The epidemiology of early childhood hyperopia.
    Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry , 2007 Feb. : 84(2)115-23
  • Tarczy-Hornoch K
    The epidemiology of early childhood hyperopia.
    Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry , 2007 Feb. : 84(2)115-23
  • Varma R, Deneen J, Cotter S, Paz SH, Azen SP, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Zhao P, Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study Group
    The multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease study: design and methods.
    Ophthalmic epidemiology , 2006 Aug. : 13(4)253-62
  • Varma R, Deneen J, Cotter S, Paz SH, Azen SP, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Zhao P, Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study Group
    The multi-ethnic pediatric eye disease study: design and methods.
    Ophthalmic epidemiology , 2006 Aug. : 13(4)253-62
  • Tarczy-Hornoch K, Ying-Lai M, Varma R, Los Angeles Latino Eye Study Group
    Myopic refractive error in adult Latinos: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study.
    Investigative ophthalmology & visual science , 2006 May : 47(5)1845-52
  • Tarczy-Hornoch K, Ying-Lai M, Varma R, Los Angeles Latino Eye Study Group
    Myopic refractive error in adult Latinos: the Los Angeles Latino Eye Study.
    Investigative ophthalmology & visual science , 2006 May : 47(5)1845-52
  • Goldenberg-Cohen N, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Klink DF, Guyton DL
    Postoperative adjustable surgery of the superior oblique tendon.
    Strabismus , 2005 Mar. : 13(1)5-10
  • Goldenberg-Cohen N, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Klink DF, Guyton DL
    Postoperative adjustable surgery of the superior oblique tendon.
    Strabismus , 2005 Mar. : 13(1)5-10
  • Tarczy-Hornoch K, Repka MX
    Superior oblique palsy or paresis in pediatric patients.
    Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus , 2004 Apr, : 8(2)133-40
  • Tarczy-Hornoch K, Repka MX
    Superior oblique palsy or paresis in pediatric patients.
    Journal of AAPOS : the official publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus / American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus , 2004 Apr, : 8(2)133-40

Presentations

Presentations Title Event Location Date
"Refractive Errors in Disorders of Visual Development." The 2010 Stidham Lecture in Pediatric Ophthalmology. University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ March 16, 2010
"Crossing Paths with Evidence-Based Medicine." The 2009 Elizabeth E. Caloroso Lecture in Binocular Vision Southern California College of Optometry, Fullerton, CA June 14, 2009
"Case Management of Refractive Error in Pre-school Children: Can We Agree?" American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting Anaheim, CA Oct. 2008
Featured Speaker Society of Women Engineers, Women in Engineering, Science and Technology annual conference, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA March 2008
"How Should We Think About Early Childhood Hyperopia?" Department of Ophthalmology Special Seminar University of California, San Francisco July 2007
"Early Intervention for Childhood Hyperopia." Oxyopia Seminar Series, School of Optometry Indiana University, Bloomington, IN Aug. 2006