Brian
 
J.
 
Forbes
MD, PhD
Email: 
forbesb@email.chop.edu
Address: 
The Children?s Hospital of Philadelphia Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology 34th and Civic Center Boulevard, Room 9NW38
Affiliations
Expertise

Dr. Forbes cares for and treats patients with amblyopia, strabismus, craniofacial disorders, genetic disorders and other pediatric eye disorders at the following locations: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia main campus as well as the Exton and King of Prussia subspecialty care centers of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Abusive Head Trauma
Craniofacial disorders
Amblyopia
Strabismus
Pediatric ophthalmology

Teaching. Fluency in ocular Spanish and English

Dr. Forbes is well published in the area of ocular trauma and the shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma. He is the site coordinator for the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigative Group (PEDIG) trials and has published in the area of craniofacial disorders. He is director of the eye division of the craniofacial specialty clinic. He is also the director of the ophthalmology division of the 22Q and you program.

Key Words
Shaken Baby Syndrome, Retinal hemorrhages, Inflicted Childhood Neurotrauma, Ocular Trauma

Appointments
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2001 – 2011)
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2011– present)
Education
M.D., Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (1994)
Ph.D., Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University (1988)
B.S., Chemistry, Allegheny College (1982)
Selected Publications
Forbes BJ, Mills MD, Levin AV. Shaken Baby Syndrome - Ophthalmic Findings. Comprehensive Ophthalmology Update. Vol 4(4) . 2003 June:161-168.
Forbes BJ, Christian CW, Judkins AJ, Kryston K.. Inflicted Childhood Neurotrauma (Shaken Baby Syndrome): Ophthalmic Findings. Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Vol 41(2) . 2004 March:80-88.
Forbes BJ, Guo S. Update on the Surgical Management of Pediatric Cataracts. Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Vol 43(3) . 2006 May:143-156.
PEDIG Eye Disease Investigator Group. A Randomized Trial to Evaluate 2 Hours of Daily Patching for Strabismic and Anisometropic Amblyopia in Children. Ophthalmology. Vol 113(6) . 2006 June:904-912.
PEDIG Eye Disease Investigative Group. A Randomized Trial of Atropine vs Patching for Treatment of Moderate Amblyopia in Children.. Arch Ophthalmol.. Vol 120(3) . 2002 March:268-278.
Forbes BJ, Oesterle C, Olitsky S. Treatment of Intermittent Exotropia. Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Vol 43(5) . 2006 September:264-268.
Binenbaum G, Forbes B, McDonald-McGinn D. Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Associated with Sclerocornea. The Fifth International 22Q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Conference. Marseilles, France. 2006 July.
Binenbaum G, Forbes BJ, McDonald-McGinn D. Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome Associated with Sclerocornea. American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Annual Meeting, Keystone, CO. 2006 March.
Forbes BJ. Ophthalmic Manifestations of Inflicted Childhood Neurotraumas. Proceedings of a Conference Sponsored by Department of Health and Human Services. 2002 October:163-164.
Forbes BJ. The Shaken Baby Syndrome - Eye Manifestations - Case Scenarios. Child Maltreatment 3E: Two Volume Set. GW Medical Publishing, St. Louis, Missouri; 2005 June.