Alejandra de Alba, MD, MPH

Pediatric ophthalmologist and strabismus specialist

Dr. Alejandra de Alba is the Deborah Hoyt and Creig S. Hoyt, M.D., Chair in Pediatric Ophthalmology at UCSF, as well as director of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at San Francisco General Hospital. Her clinical expertise and research interests include adult and pediatric strabismus, amblyopia, botulinum toxin, infantile esotropia, eye movement disorders, retinopathy of prematurity and pre-school vision screening.

De Alba earned a medical degree at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in 2002 and completed a residency in ophthalmology at UCSF in 2008. She completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2009. An associate professor of ophthalmology at UCSF, De Alba 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.


Adult Strabismus and Eye Motility Disorders Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2800
Fax: (415) 353-2468

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Board Certification


More about Alejandra de Alba

Additional Languages



Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico 2002


UCSF Medical Center, Ophthalmology 2008


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pediatric Ophthalmology 2009

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lee JH, Shi Y, Amoozgar B, Aderman C, De Alba Campomanes A, Lin S, Han Y. Outcome of Micropulse Laser Transscleral Cyclophotocoagulation on Pediatric versus Adult Glaucoma Patients. J Glaucoma. 2017 Aug 10.
  2. Hirabayashi KE, Kalin-Hajdu E, Bever GJ, Vagefi MR, de Alba Campomanes AG, Cooke DL, Dowd CF, Kersten RC. Normalization of Congenital Venous Stasis Retinopathy Following Sclerotherapy of a Macrocystic Lymphatic Malformation. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jul 25.
  3. Oatts JT, Robbins JA, de Alba Campomanes AG. The effect of enucleation on orbital growth in patients with retinoblastoma. J AAPOS. 2017 Aug; 21(4):309-312.
  4. DeParis SW, Bloomer M, Han Y, Vagefi MR, Shieh JTC, Solomon DA, Grenert J, de Alba Campomanes AG. Uveal Ganglioneuroma due to Germline PTEN Mutation (Cowden Syndrome) Presenting as Unilateral Infantile Glaucoma. Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2017 Jul; 3(2):122-128.
  5. Lowry EA, de Alba Campomanes AG. Cost-effectiveness of School-Based Eye Examinations in Preschoolers Referred for Follow-up From Visual Screening. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Jun 01; 134(6):658-64.
  6. Christiansen SP, Chandler DL, Lee KA, Superstein R, de Alba Campomanes A, Bothun ED, Morin J, Wallace DK, Kraker RT. Tonic pupil after botulinum toxin-A injection for treatment of esotropia in children. J AAPOS. 2016 Feb; 20(1):78-81.
  7. Lowry EA, de Alba Campomanes AG. Efficient referral thresholds in autorefraction-based preschool screening. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Jun; 159(6):1180-1187.e3.
  8. Slavotinek AM, Garcia ST, Chandratillake G, Bardakjian T, Ullah E, Wu D, Umeda K, Lao R, Tang PL, Wan E, Madireddy L, Lyalina S, Mendelsohn BA, Dugan S, Tirch J, Tischler R, Harris J, Clark MJ, Chervitz S, Patwardhan A, West JM, Ursell P, de Alba Campomanes A, Schneider A, Kwok PY, Baranzini S, Chen RO. Exome sequencing in 32 patients with anophthalmia/microphthalmia and developmental eye defects. Clin Genet. 2015 Nov; 88(5):468-73.
  9. Koo E, de Alba Campomanes AG. An adolescent with a swollen nerve. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015 Jan; 133(1):97-8.
  10. Pruzan NL, de Alba Campomanes A, Gorovoy IR, Hoyt C. Spontaneous Regression of a Massive Sporadic Chiasmal Optic Pathway Glioma. J Child Neurol. 2015 Aug; 30(9):1196-8.
  11. Lowry EA, de Alba Campomanes AG. Unilateral Morning Glory Disc Anomaly With Ipsilateral Limbal Dermoids. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2014 May 28; 51 Online:e37-9.
  12. Gorovoy IR, de Alba Campomanes A. A potential life-saving diagnosis--recognizing Turcot syndrome. J AAPOS. 2014 Apr; 18(2):186-8.
  13. Gorovoy IR, Layer N, de Alba Campomanes AG. Retinal dysplasia of holoprosencephaly. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2014 Mar 04; 51 Online:e16-8.
  14. Lowry EA, Lui R, Enanoria W, Keenan J, de Alba Campomanes AG. Repeat Retinomax screening changes positive predictive value. J AAPOS. 2014 Feb; 18(1):45-9.
  15. Glaser TS, Rauen KA, Jeng LJ, de Alba Campomanes AG. Lipodermoid in a patient with Emanuel syndrome. J AAPOS. 2013 Apr; 17(2):211-3.
  16. Catenacci M, Miyagi S, Wickremasinghe AC, Lucas SS, de Alba Campomanes AG, Good WV, Clyman RI. Dopamine-resistant hypotension and severe retinopathy of prematurity. J Pediatr. 2013 Aug; 163(2):400-5.
  17. de Alba Campomanes AG, Avery RA, Prasad S, Liu GT. Myopia associated with optic nerve gliomas in neurofibromatosis type 1. J AAPOS. 2012 Feb; 16(1):89-91.
  18. Martel JN, Rutar T, Lujan BJ, de Alba Campomanes A. Chorioretinal architecture in Aicardi syndrome: an optical coherence tomography and fluorescein angiography study. J AAPOS. 2011 Jun; 15(3):308-10.
  19. Prasad S, Avery RA, de Alba Campomanes A, Sutton LN, Liu GT. Symptomatic increased intracranial pressure due to arachnoid cysts. Pediatr Neurol. 2011 May; 44(5):377-80.
  20. Choudhry N, Lane KA, de Alba Campomanes AG. Optic disc contractility in morning glory disc anomaly. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2011 Feb 15; 48 Online:e4-6.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.