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Alejandra de Alba


Pediatric ophthalmologist and strabismus specialist

Dr. Alejandra de Alba is a pediatric ophthalmologist who specializes in strabismus (abnormal eye alignment). Her expertise in patient care and interests in research include adult and pediatric strabismus, infantile esotropia (a type of strabismus), amblyopia (commonly called lazy eye), botulinum toxin to treat ophthalmic diseases, eye movement disorders, retinopathy of prematurity (an eye disease affecting some premature babies) and pre-school vision screening. 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 National Autonomous University of Mexico. She completed a residency in ophthalmology at UCSF. She completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

De Alba is the Deborah Hoyt and Creig S. Hoyt, MD, Chair in Pediatric Ophthalmology at UCSF. 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

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Adult Strabismus and Eye Motility Disorders Clinic

400 Parnassus Ave., Sixth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

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Overall Experience
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We love Dr. de Alba!
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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Knew the important information about your medical history
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The provider showed respect for what you had to say
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The provider spent enough time with me
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