Dr. Arciniegas-Bernal’s clinical practice is focused on providing comprehensive pediatric ophthalmology care as well as adult strabismus evaluations and treatments. In regards to pediatric ophthalmology, this includes the diagnosis of significant refractive errors (need for glasses), strabismus (eye muscle misalignment), amblyopia (lazy eye), ocular diseases such as infections, traumas, uveitis (inflammation in the eye), congenital cataracts, glaucoma (elevated eye pressure), retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), and eyelid and orbit diseases such as blocked tear ducts, chalazion (stye), and eyelid and orbital lesions/tumors. In regards to adults, evaluations and surgical treatment of any cause of strabismus (misalignment of eyes) are performed by Dr. Arciniegas-Bernal. This includes recurrence of childhood strabismus or new onset in adulthood due to thyroid dysfunction, myasthenia gravis, tumors, stroke, or any other cause. An adjustable–suture technique is offered in appropriate cases to optimize excellent post-operative alignment.
Dr. Arciniegas-Bernal is currently involved in collaborative clinical research with other UAB divisions, including a clinical trial regarding cystic fibrosis with the division of pulmonary, allergy, and critical care medicine, as well as a clinical trial that involves retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) with the neonatology division in the department of pediatrics.
Dr. Arciniegas-Bernal is a Birmingham native and received a Bachelor of Arts in history from Duke University. She attended the UAB School of Medicine. She completed her internship and ophthalmology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Mich. She then completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, under the mentorship of Monte Del Monte, M.D., and Steven Archer, M.D. Dr. Arciniegas-Bernal is board certified in ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
She is fluent in Spanish.
Education & TrainingMedical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Internship: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich.
Residency in Ophthalmology: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich.
Fellowship: W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan
Contact InformationLocation: Callahan Eye Hospital, Suite 601
Appointment Phone: 205-325-8620
Office Fax: 205-325-8686
Contact Person: Judy Longfellow, 205-488-0756