• The Creative Blog of Dr. Carmel + Eye Dogtor Julie

    A Parent's Guide to Happy, Healthy Eyes

    17 de julio de 2020
    Today's post focuses on a type of esotropia called accommodative esotropia. Don't know what the...
    9 de junio de 2020
    If you haven't read my post on the basics of strabismus yet, please make your way over there...
    8 de mayo de 2020
    If you haven't read my post on the basics of strabismus yet, please make your way over there...
    This post is going to be the first of a series of posts on the bread and butter of my...
    11 de abril de 2020
    For anyone who might find this helpful for your daily practice or has been interested in learning...
    7 de abril de 2020
    What are cataracts? Think of the lens of the eye like the lens of a camera. A cataract is when...
    In case you or your kids are bored at home while we are all social distancing due to the...
    14 de febrero de 2020
    Amblyopia, also known as "lazy eye", is one of the most common causes of vision loss in children....
    13 de enero de 2020
    Winter is coming soon... which means the season for coughs, colds, and pink eye is upon us! ...
    4 de diciembre de 2019
    After seeing a bunch of eye injuries in clinic in recent weeks, I was compelled to write this...
    21 de noviembre de 2019
    Do you have an upcoming eye exam scheduled for your baby and now want to know what to expect? You...
    10 de octubre de 2019
    Did you know that eye exams start as early as day 1 of a baby's life? Vision is a key part of our...
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  • about us

    Eye Surgeon // Illustrator+Artist // Dog Enthusiast

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    Dr. Carmel Mercado is a board-certified Pediatric Ophthalmologist, artist and designer for Monocle Pets, and dog mom.

    She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she was also an Arts Scholar. She completed her medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. She then completed her residency at Stanford University’s Byers Eye Institute in Palo Alto, California and her sub-specialty fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the Casey Eye Institute of Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon.

     

    In her free time, Dr. Carmel draws, paints, and explores the outdoors with her dogs, Julie, the inspiration for this blog. She is passionate about children's and parents' health literacy and uses art as a medium for education and empowerment. She has traveled to multiple countries around the world to teach eye surgery and the basics of pediatric eye care.

     

    Julie is an Australian Cattle Dog/ Border Collie mix who is a master couch warmer and tennis ball catcher. She lives a happy, action-packed life with her dog parents in Seattle, WA.

     

    Disclaimer: All material on this website are the opinions of Carmel Mercado. Medical information provided on this website is for education only. The information here is NOT medical advice nor does it constitute a patient-physician relationship. These blog posts do not substitute a visit to your local ophthalmologist for treatment.

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