Deborah L. Klimek, MD

Associate Professor

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Biography

Dr. Klimek has been actively involved in clinical research with many other pediatric ophthalmologists in the United States through the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) since 2003. Her research interests include amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus (eye misalignment disorders). Her work has been published in many distinguished medical journals.

Education & Training

  • Medical School: University of Minnesota School of Medicine (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • Residency: University of Minnesota School of Medicine - Pediatrics (Minneapolis, Minn.)
  • Residency: Saint Louis University - Ophthalmology (St. Louis, Mo.)
  • Fellowship: University of Iowa - Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus (Iowa City, Iowa)

Honors & Memberships

  • America's Top Doctor since 2014 , Castle Connolly
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Certification

  • Certified: American Board of Ophthalmology
Deborah L. Klimek, MD, is not currently accepting new patients at Marshall Health.

Writing Committee for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) , Pineles SL, Repka MX, Liu GT, Waldman AT, Borchert MS, Khanna S, Heidary G, Graves JS, Shah VS, Kupersmith MJ, Kraker RT, Wallace DK, Cotter SA, Holmes JM. 2020. Assessment of Pediatric Optic Neuritis Visual Acuity Outcomes at 6 Months. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2020 10 15;138(12):1253-1261.
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Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group , Holmes JM, Manny RE, Lazar EL, Birch EE, Kelly KR, Summers AI, Martinson SR, Raghuram A, Colburn JD, Law C, Marsh JD, Bitner DP, Kraker RT, Wallace DK. 2018. A Randomized Trial of Binocular Dig Rush Game Treatment for Amblyopia in Children Aged 7 to 12 Years. Ophthalmology. 2018 10 24;126(3):456-466.
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Manh VM, Holmes JM, Lazar EL, Kraker RT, Wallace DK, Kulp MT, Galvin JA, Shah BK, Davis PL, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. 2017. A Randomized Trial of a Binocular iPad Game Versus Part-Time Patching in Children Aged 13 to 16 Years With Amblyopia. Am. J. Ophthalmol. 2017 12 3;186:104-115.
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Holmes JM, Manh VM, Lazar EL, Beck RW, Birch EE, Kraker RT, Crouch ER, Erzurum SA, Khuddus N, Summers AI, Wallace DK, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. 2016. Effect of a Binocular iPad Game vs Part-time Patching in Children Aged 5 to 12 Years With Amblyopia: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 11 5;134(12):1391-1400.
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Panels, SL, Liu, GT, Waldman, AT, Lazar, EL, Kupersmith, MJ, Repka, MX for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group and the Neuro-Ophthalmology Research Disease Investigator Consortium. 2016. Pediatric Optic Neuritis Prospective Outcomes Study 2016 June; 36(2):115-117

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group , Wallace DK, Lazar EL, Holmes JM, Repka MX, Cotter SA, Chen AM, Kraker RT, Beck RW, Clarke MP, Lorenzana IJ, Petersen DB, Roberts JT, Suh DW. 2013. A randomized trial of increasing patching for amblyopia. Ophthalmology. 2013 Nov;120(11):2270-7.
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Writing Committee for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group , Cotter SA, Foster NC, Holmes JM, Melia BM, Wallace DK, Repka MX, Tamkins SM, Kraker RT, Beck RW, Hoover DL, Crouch ER, Miller AM, Morse CL, Suh DW. 2012. Optical treatment of strabismic and combined strabismic-anisometropic amblyopia. Ophthalmology. 2012 Jan;119(1):150-8.
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Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group . 2012. Resolution of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction with nonsurgical management. Arch. Ophthalmol. 2012 Jun;130(6):730-4.
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Wallace DK, Lazar EL, Melia M, Birch EE, Holmes JM, Hopkins KB, Draker RT, Kulp MT, Pang Y, Repka MX, Tamkins SM, Weise KK - Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. 2011. Stereoacuity in Children with Anisometropic Amblyopia Volume 15, Issue 5 , Pages 455-461, October 2011
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Rutstein RP, Foster NC, Cotter SA, Kraker RT, Lee DH, Melia M, Quinn GE, Tamkins SM, Wallace DK, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group . 2011. Visual acuity through Bangerter filters in nonamblyopic eyes. J AAPOS. 2011 Apr;15(2):131-4.
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Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG) Writing Committee , Wallace DK, Kraker RT, Beck RW, Cotter SA, Davis PL, Holmes JM, Repka MX, Suh DW. 2011. Randomized trial to evaluate combined patching and atropine for residual amblyopia. Arch. Ophthalmol. 2011 Jul;129(7):960-2.
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Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group Writing Committee , Rutstein RP, Quinn GE, Lazar EL, Beck RW, Bonsall DJ, Cotter SA, Crouch ER, Holmes JM, Hoover DL, Leske DA, Lorenzana IJ, Repka MX, Suh DW. 2010. A randomized trial comparing Bangerter filters and patching for the treatment of moderate amblyopia in children. Ophthalmology. 2010 May;117(5):998-1004.e6.
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Felius J, Chandler DL, Holmes JM, Chu RH, Cole SR, Hill M, Huang K, Kulp MT, Lazar EL, Matta NS, Melia M, Wallace DK, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group . 2010. Evaluating the burden of amblyopia treatment from the parent and child's perspective. J AAPOS. 2010 Oct;14(5):389-95.
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Repka M, Simons K, Kraker R, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group . 2010. Laterality of amblyopia. Am. J. Ophthalmol. 2010 Aug;150(2):270-4.
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Repka MX, Kraker RT, Beck RW, Birch E, Cotter SA, Holmes JM, Hertle RW, Hoover DL, Klimek DL, Marsh-Tootle W, Scheiman MM, Suh DW, Weakley DR, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group . 2009. Treatment of severe amblyopia with weekend atropine: results from 2 randomized clinical trials. J AAPOS. 2009 Jun;13(3):258-63.
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Repka MX, Chandler DL, Holmes JM, Hoover DL, Morse CL, Schloff S, Silbert DI, Tien DR, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group . 2009. Balloon catheter dilation and nasolacrimal duct intubation for treatment of nasolacrimal duct obstruction after failed probing. Arch. Ophthalmol. 2009 May;127(5):633-9.
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Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group . 2009. Pharmacological plus optical penalization treatment for amblyopia: results of a randomized trial. Arch. Ophthalmol. 2009 Jan;127(1):22-30.
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Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group; Repka, MX; Chandler, DL; Bremer, DL; Collins, ML; Lee, DH. 2009. Repeat probing for treatment of persistent nasolacrimal duct obstruction 2009 Jun; 13(3): 306-7

Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. 2009. Interobserver reliability of the prism and alternate cover test in children with esotropia. 2009 Jan; 127(1): 59-65