"My fellowship director, Dr. Marshall Parks, is fondly referred to as 'the father of pediatric ophthalmology.' He was
a great teacher and mentor, who taught not only about diagnosis and
management of children's eye disorders, but also about how to relate well to the patient and parents."
Dr. Earl Crouch
American Board of Ophthalmology
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Illinois Eye/Ear Infirmary
Fellowship: Children's National Medical Center
Richmond, VA, Dr. Crouch came to Norfolk specifically because of Children's
Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD) and Eastern Virginia Medical School
(EVMS). In addition to patient care, he is interested in clinical research and
educating future ophthalmologists.
Dr. Crouch helped establish the Department of
Ophthalmology at EVMS and served as Chairman of Ophthalmology and Residency
Program Director for many years. For a number of years, he was also chief of
ophthalmology at CHKD. Currently, he is a professor of ophthalmology and associate
professor of pediatrics at EVMS.
Dr. Crouch helped develop
topical treatment for traumatic hyphema (bleeding in the eye) and developed the Crouch
Corneal Protector, used to protect the cornea and sclera during eye surgery. He recently served on the executive committee of the Pediatric Eye Disease
Investigator Group, which is involved with the National Institutes of
Health on a number of clinical studies related to the eyes.
Dr. Crouch completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology
and strabismus at the
Children's National Medical Center in
Washington, DC.He has also made multiple medical mission trips to Honduras, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.
- Strabismus (eye
Cranial nerve palsies
Congenital cataracts and glaucoma
- Pediatric Cataracts
- Convergence Insufficiency
- Duane's syndrome
Honors & Awards
- Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2014
- American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology
and Strabismus: Honor Award, Senior Honor Award, Lifetime Achievement Award.
American Academy of Ophthalmology: Honor Award, Senior Honor Award.
Eastern Virginia Medical School: Outstanding Community Faculty Award.
Community Involvement and Memberships
- Served on the Board of Trustees, University of Richmond
- Coached all five of his children in sports, including soccer, baseball, and basketball
Dr. Crouch has been published in over 100 publications, including journal articles and textbook chapters and is a reviewer and member of the editorial boards for various ophthalmology journals.