Dr. Herlihy is a physician and surgeon at Seattle Children's Hospital. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her internship in transitional medicine at Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. She completed her residency in ophthalmology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center. Dr. Herlihy is a member of various local and national organizations and is board certified in ophthalmology.

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Undergraduate Education: BS, University of Notre Dame, 1999
Medical School: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, 2003
Post Graduate Education: Transitional, Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, 2004
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Washington, 2007
Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, University of Michigan, 2008
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2009
Memberships: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (WAEPS), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), American Medical Association (AMA), Washington State Medical Association (WAMD)
Sub Specialty Societies: American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS), Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group

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Academic Interests 

Clinical Interests

Dr. Herihy’s clinical interests include pediatric and adult strabismus, amblyopia, nasolacrimal disorders, pediatric cataracts, and systemic diseases that affect the eyes.

Research Focus

Dr. Herlihy’s research interests include investigating the pathogenesis of myopia and progressive axial length elongation in children, the systemic associations of vergence disorders in children and adults, and various treatments for amblyopia, infantile hemangiomas, and nasolacrimal duct obstruction.

Awards & Honors 

2011 Top Doc, National Arthritis Foundation

Principal Investigator, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group

2007-2008 Clinical Lecturer and Instructor, University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center

2003 Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society

Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honor Society

Janet Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation



Herlihy E, Hochman M. “Periocular vascular tumors: infantile hemangiomas” in Evidence-Based Management of Head and Neck Vascular Anomalies, Perkins JA and Balakrishnan K eds. Springer International Publishing, 2018.

Walker BA, Saltzman BS, Herlihy EP, Luquetti DV. Phenotypic characterization of epibulbar dermoids. Int Ophthalmol. 2017 Jun;37(3):499-505.

Herlihy EP, Kelly JP, Sidbury R, Perkins JA, Weiss AH. Visual acuity and astigmatism in periocular infantile hemangiomas treated with oral beta-blocker versus intralesional corticosteroid injection. J AAPOS. 2016 Feb;20(1):30-3.

Kelly JP, PhD, Tarczy-Hornoch K, Herlihy EP, Weiss AH. Occlusion therapy improves phase-alignment of the cortical response in amblyopia. Vision Res 2015 Sep;114:142-50.

Baran F, Kelly JP, Finn LS, Manning S, Herlihy EP, Weiss AH. Evaluation and treatment of failed nasolacrimal duct probing in Downs Syndrome. J AAPOS, 2014; 18:226-231.

Herlihy EP, Phillips JO, Weiss AH. Esotropia greater at distance: children vs adults. JAMA Ophthalmol 2013;131(3):370-75.

Chen JL, Shen TT, Brady J, Herlihy EP. Strabismus surgery in a patient with a Boston k-pro keratoprosthesis and sensory exotropia. J AAPOS 2012 Oct; 16(5):476-7.

Moore DB, Herlihy EP, Weiss AH. Chronic keratoconjuctivitis with dermatitis as a presenting sign of child abuse. J AAPOS 2012 April; 16(2):193-5. 

Slabaugh MA, Herlihy E, Ongchin S, Van Gelder RN. Efficacy and potential complications of difluprednate use for pediatric uveitis. Am J Ophthalmol 2012 May; 153(5):932-8.

Herlihy EP, Jian-Amadi A, Rubin BP. Primary myoepithelioma of the orbit in an infant. J AAPOS 2009;13(3):303-305.

Youssef PN, Herlihy EP, Shen TT. Treatment of calcium band keratopathy using EDTA chelation and LASEK instruments. Techniques in Ophthalmology 2006; 4:108-111.

Herlihy EP, Saperstein DA, Shen TT. Management of prolonged LASIK flap dislocation in combination with retina surgery. Techniques in Ophthalmology 2005; 3:77-81.

Repka MX, Dean TW, Lazar EL, Yen KG, Lenhart PD, Freedman SF, Hug D, Rahmani B, Wang SX, Kraker RT, Wallace DK; Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Cataract Surgery  in Children from Birth to Less than 13 Years of Age: Baseline Characteristics of the Cohort. Ophthalmology. 2016 Dec;123(12):2462-2473.

Leske DA, Holmes JM, Melia BM, on behalf of Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group. Evaluation of the Intermittent Exotropia Questionnaire (IXTQ) using Rasch analysis. JAMA Ophthalmol. Apr 2015;133(4):461-465.

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Primary Clinical Office

Seattle Children’s Hospital
Ophthalmology Clinic
4800 Sand Point Way, Ocean 6
Seattle, WA 98105
Clinic Phone: 206-987-2177
Clinic Fax: 206-987-2722


Amblyopia and Refractive Error in Children
Nasolacrimal Disorders
Pediatric Ophthalmology