C. Gail Summers, MD

C. Gail Summers, MD
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Minnesota Lions Children’s Eye Clinic
Park Plaza Building, Third Floor
701 25th Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Sees Patients at:

  • Minnesota Lions Children’s Eye Clinic

Philosophy of Care:

Provide compassionate and excellent care for pediatric ophthalmology patients, working in conjunction with my colleagues in other areas.

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Board Certifications:

U.S. News & World Report 2012 Top Doctor

Mpls. St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" - (2012, 2014)

Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2010

Senior Honor Award, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, 2007

Alumni Recognition Award, University of Minnesota, 2003

Summers CG:  Causes of abnormal refractive errors in children.  Amer Orthop J 56:108-115, 2006.

Harvey PS, King RA, Summers CG: Spectrum of foveal development in albinism detected with optical coherence tomography.  J AAPOS 10:237-42, 2006.

Louwagie CR, Jensen AA, Christoff A, Holleschau AM, King RA, Summers CG: Correlation of grating acuity with letter recognition acuity in children with albinism.  J AAPOS 10:168-72, 2006.

Palmer EA, Hardy RJ, Dobson V, PHelps DL, Quinn EG, Summers CG, Krom CP, Tung B on behalf of the CRYO-ROP Cooperative Group:  15-year outcomes following threshold retinopathy of prematurity: Final results from the multicenter trial of cryotherapy. Arch Ophthalmol 123:311-8, 2005.

Anderson J, Lavoie J, Merrill K, King RA, Summers CG:  Efficacy of spectacles in persons with albinism. J AAPOS 8:515-20, 2004.

Merrill K, Lavoie JE, Summers CG:  Positive angle kappa in albinism.  J AAPOS 8:237-9, 2004.

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigative Group.  A randomized trial of atropine versus patching for treatment of moderate amblyopia in children. Arch Ophthalmol 120:268-78, 2002.



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