Sylvia Yoo, M.D.

Dr. Yoo is available for appointments in Boston, and Framingham.


Dr. Yoo specializes in pediatric eye disease and strabismus in both children and adults. She has special interests in amblyopia and adult strabismus, for which her surgical technique includes the use of adjustable sutures.

Hear from Dr. Yoo on Pediatric Ophthalmology

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology


Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD


Pediatrics, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA
Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California-Los Angeles, CA

Medical School

University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL

Academic Appointment

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Tufts University School of Medicine

Professional Honors and Awards

2010, Fellowship Recipient, Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Consortium Child Health Oversight Committee

Memberships and Affiliations

American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, committee member
American Academy of Pediatrics
The New England Ophthalmological Society

Selected Publications

Ayres, AS. All that extra screen time may be causing eye issues in kids. USA Today. July 24, 2021.

Yoo SH. Myopia (Nearsightedness) in Children. The AAP Parenting Website. April 28, 2021.

Yoo SH. The Pandemic and the Growing Myopia Problem. AAP Voices. January 28, 2021.

White M, Harb JL, Dymerska M, Yoo SH, et al. Neonatal tooth infection resulting in subperiosteal orbital abscess: A case report. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2021;140:110524.

Yoo SH. Subspecialists Rise to Challenge During Pandemic: Ophthalmology. AAP News. 2020;41(9):11.

Yoo SH, ed. Pediatric Ophthalmology Surgery and Procedures: Tricks of the Trade. New York, NY: Thieme Medical Publishers: 2020.

Koo EB, Yoo SH, Cabrera MT, Choi CS, Indaram M, Loh AR. Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. In: Glass LR, editor. Ophthalmology Q&A Board Review. New York, NY: Thieme, 2019:174-210.

Tiedemann LM, Reed D, Joseph A, Yoo SH. Ocular and Systemic Manifestations of Beta-propeller Protein-Associated Neurodegeneration. J AAPOS 2018;22(5):403-5.

Yoo SH, Jansson LM, Park HJ. Sensorimotor outcomes in children with prenatal exposure to methadone. JAAPOS 2017;21(4):316-21.

Yoo SH, Buu M, Kollef MH, Enzenauer RW. Ocular Manifestations of Pediatric Pulmonary Diseases. In: Levin A, Enzenauer RW, editors. The Eye in Pediatric Systemic Disease. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2017:1806-56.

Yoo SH, Rootman DB, Goh A, Savar A, Goldberg RA. Localization and retrieval of an eyelid metallic foreign body with an oscillating magnet and high-resolution ultrasonography. Ophthal Plasti Reconstr Surg 2016;32(4):e83-4.

Yoo SH, Pineles SL, Jarrahy R, Velez FG. Ophthalmic manifestations of cherubism. J AAPOS 2015;19(1):70-2.

Bagdady Dao J, Pineles S, Yoo S, et al. Pediatric Ophthalmology. In: Vickers L, Bhatti MT, eds. The Ophthalmology Clinical Trials Handbook. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc, 2015.

Yoo SH, Pineles SL, Goldberg RA, Velez FG. Rectus muscle resection in Graves’ ophthalmopathy. J AAPOS 2013;17(1):9-15.

Yoo S. Index of Suspicion: Lower extremity weakness 2 years after scoliosis surgery in a teenager. Pediatr Rev 2012;33(5):233-9.

Contact Information

Fax: 617-636-4867

Patient Appointments:
Boston: 617-636-4600
Framingham: 508-879-3204

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