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Texas Medical Center
The Woodlands
Specialty Care

Phone: 832-822-3230 (Main) | 936-321-0808 (The Woodlands) | 281-469-4688 (CyFair)
Fax: 832-825-4776


Texas Children's Specialty Care Cy-Fair11777 FM 1960 West
11777 FM 1960 West
Houston, TX 77065

Evelyn Annette Paysse, MD

Attending Physician


School Education Degree Year
Indiana University School of Medicine Fellowship Pediatric Ophthalmology 1994
Los Angeles County-Univ of Southern Cal Residency Ophthalmology 1993
California Pacific Medical Center Program Internship Internal Medicine 1990
University of California San Francisco Medical School Doctor of Medicine 1989


Dr. Paysse's research interests are in the areas of refractive surgery for certain forms of amblyopia and retinopathy of prematurity. She is Principal Investigator and/or contributing investigator on numerous NIH-funded projects, including the Amblyopia Treatment Studies, Early Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity Study, theCongenital Esotropia Observational Study and the Intermittent Exotropic Studies. She is the Principal Investigator on a Thrasher Research-funded study on photorefractive keratectomy for children with certain forms of severe refractive error associated with amblyopia.

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Organization Name Role
American Academy of Ophthalmology Fellow
American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Member
American Ophthalmological Society Member
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Member
International Strabismological Association Member

Selected Publications

Ram R, Kang T, Weikert MP, Kong L, Coats DK, Paysse EA.  Corneal indices following photorefractive keratectomy in children at least 5 years after surgery.  J AAPOS 2019 May 16. pii: S1091-8531(19)30114-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2018.12.012. [Epub ahead of print].

Jin HD, Demmler-Harrison GJ, Coats DK, Paysse EA, Bhatt A, Edmond JC, Yen KG, Steinkuller P, Miller J.  Long-term Visual and Ocular Sequelae in Patients With Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection.  Congenital CMV Longitudinal Study Group. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017 Sep;36(9):877-882.

Bhatti S, Paysse EA, Weikert MP, Kong L. Graefes.  Evaluation of structural contributors in myopic eyes of preterm and full-term children. Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2016 May;254(5):957-62.

Hussein MA, Coats DK, Khan H, Paysse EA, Steinkuller PG, Kong L, O'Brian SE.  Evaluating the association of autonomic drug use to the development and severity of retinopathy of prematurity. J AAPOS.2014 Aug;18(4):332-7.

Paysse EA, Coats DK, Hussein MA, Hamill MB, Koch DD.  Long-term outcomes of photorefractive keratectomy for anisometropic amblyopia in children. Ophthalmology 2006 Feb;113(2):169-76.

Paysse EA, Hamill MB, Hussein MA, Koch DD.  Photorefractive keratectomy for pediatric anisometropia: safety and impact on refractive error, visual acuity, and stereopsis. American Journal of Ophthalmology 2004 Jul;138(1):70-8.

Coats DK, Paysse EA, Towler AJ, Dipboye RL.  Impact of large angle horizontal strabismus on ability to obtain employment. Ophthalmology 2000 Feb;107(2):402-5. 

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