Alejandra de Alba Campomanes


Pediatric ophthalmologist and strabismus specialist

Dr. Alejandra de Alba Campomanes is a pediatric ophthalmologist who specializes in strabismus (abnormal eye alignment) and other eye conditions affecting children, such as pediatric cataracts, retinopathy of prematurity (an eye disease that some premature babies develop) and amblyopia (sometimes called lazy eye). Her expertise in patient care and her interests in research include adult and pediatric strabismus, pediatric cataract surgery, botulinum toxin injections to treat strabismus, and retinopathy (disorders of the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye). In addition to her work at UCSF, she directs pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

De Alba earned her medical degree at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. She completed her transitional-year internship at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and her residency in ophthalmology at UCSF. She completed a fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, a teaching affiliate of the University of Pennsylvania. She also has a master of public health degree from the University of Arizona.

De Alba holds the UCSF Deborah Hoyt and Creig S. Hoyt, MD Chair in Pediatric Ophthalmology. She is a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology and Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.

  • Education

    National Autonomous University of Mexico, 2002

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Ophthalmology, 2008

  • Fellowships

    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Ophthalmology, 2009

  • Board Certifications

    Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

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Ophthalmology & Optometry Clinic

Ophthalmology & Optometry Clinic

San Francisco / Oakland / San Ramon

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    Fetal surgery firsts

    The first open fetal surgery in the world was performed at UCSF in the early 1980s.