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UCSF opens eye clinic tailored to children
San Francisco Chronicle

When Crewe Hutson was a toddler and ill with a rare and potentially fatal form of eye cancer, he’d have to climb on a chair at UCSF and prop himself up on his knees to get his head high enough for the adult-sized ophthalmology equipment that would treat him.

UCSF is one of the country’s best facilities for pediatric ophthalmology, and Crewe, now 8 years old, is cancer-free. But until recently, the medical center lacked the space and equipment tailored to treat young patients, whose needs are often very different than adults.