Gregory Ostrow, MD

  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
Gregory Ostrow, MD
4.8 Learn more 131 Ratings
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Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley
3811 Valley Centre Dr
San Diego, CA 92130
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Pediatric Ophthalmology

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  • English


Gregory Ostrow, MD, is an ophthalmologist with fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. He has a clinical interest in providing myopia control, as well as treating strabismus (wandering eyes) in both children and adults, amblyopia (weak or lazy eye), blocked tear ducts, cysts around the eye (orbital dermoids), cataracts, nystagmus (jiggling eyes), pediatric glaucoma, pediatric ptosis (drooping eyelids) and pediatric uveitis (an inflammatory eye disease). Dr. Ostrow also offers assessments of visual development and treatment for children with special needs.

Dr. Ostrow and his office staff work diligently to provide patients with accessible and exemplary care, as well as a sense of comfort. He understands the importance of communication and compassion, and he works to encourage dialogue that helps establish trust and lasting partnerships with his patients and their parents. 

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Ostrow is involved with a number of professional organizations. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Additionally, Dr. Ostrow is member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. He serves on the Board of Directors and is a volunteer surgeon for Fresh Start Surgical Gifts. Dr. Ostrow also sits on the Board of Directors for Vision of Children Foundation.

Dr. Ostrow is an editor for the journal International Ophthalmology Clinics and he has written several book chapters, including “The Pediatric Eye Exam” chapter in Harley’s Pediatric Ophthalmology. He is a frequent lecturer on numerous pediatric eye diseases.  

He also has a clinical research interest in myopia control. Dr. Ostrow was awarded a Scripps Clinic research grant to study eye movement recordings in children, many of his ophthalmic research findings have been presented nationally and printed in medical journals. 

Dr. Ostrow has been named one of San Diego County Medical Society’s Top Doctors for the past seven years and has been honored as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for the past six years. He has also been a Patients’ Choice award winner for the past nine years and regularly treats patients who travel from around the United States and abroad. 

A father of two girls and a seasoned outdoorsman, Dr. Ostrow enjoys spending time with his family, surfing, snowboarding, mountain climbing, traveling to exotic locations, growing fruits and vegetables and cooking gourmet food. He enjoys sharing his passion for the outdoors with his daughters and serving the San Diego community as a physician.

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology, 2008

Medical Education

State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, MD, 2002


Sisters of Charity Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2003


State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine, Ophthalmology, 2006


Children's Mercy Hospital, Pediatric Ophthalmology, 2007

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