Departmentsمركز الأطفالطب الأطفال والمراهقينطب العيونSpecialty Groupsطب عيون الأطفال والحوَلعيادة مرض العين الدرقيLocationRochester, MinnesotaLanguagesEnglishExisting patientsSend a secure message via patient portal Biographical summaryErick D. Bothun, M.D., is a pediatric ophthalmologist with expertise in pediatric cataract or lens abnormalities and strabismus. He is Board Certified through the American Board of Ophthalmology. His areas of focus and research include: Surgical and clinical care of complex pediatric cataract and anterior segment anomalies Complex strabismus surgery including related to Cranial nerve palsy, Duane syndrome, post traumatic and Thyroid eye disease in adults and children Surgical procedures for nystagmus and ocular torsion in adults and children Dr. Bothun is recognized as a principal investigator for multiple national multicenter studies including the Infant Aphakia Treatment Study, the Toddler Aphakia and Pseudophakia Study, and the Pediatric Artisan Aphakic Lens study. He has studied the use of intraocular lenses in young children and newer lens designs for patients with lens subluxation. His current and past leadership roles include Mayo Clinic Department of Ophthalmology Quality Chair, the President of the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, and Board member for American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Dr. Bothun shares his expertise through international service and education endeavors. Conditions treatedCataractGraves' diseaseMarfan syndromeNystagmusPediatric cataractStrabismus Procedures performedCataract surgeryEye muscle surgeryPediatric cataract surgeryPediatric lens replacement surgeryStrabismus surgery InterestsPediatric cataractPediatric aphakiaPediatric intraocular lensesAdult and pediatric strabismus (misaligned eyes)NystagmusMarfan disease Mayo Clinic locations Rochester, Minnesota Driving directions More info Billing & insurance Accessibility services Education2003Fellow - Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus FellowshipUniversity of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center2002ResidencyUniversity of Minnesota1999Internship - Transitional Internship Hennepin County Medical CenterUniversity of Minnesota Department of Ophthalmology 1998MDUniversity of Minnesota1993BA - PhysicsSt. Olaf CollegeShow more education Activities and honorsCertifications2004OphthalmologyAmerican Board of OphthalmologyAwards and honors2023Senior Honor AwardAmerican Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus2021Senior Achievement AwardAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology20202020 Clarkson Quality Improvement Award American Board of Ophthalmology2017Top Doctors in Twin Cities AreaTwin Cities Consumer Check Book2016 Sadguru Medal - Given to honor International Pediatric Ophthalmology education and care.Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya Hospital20152015 Best PosterAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology2014Minnesota Monthly Health Guide - Top DoctorsMinnesota Monthly Magazine2013Top 25 Physicians in the University of Minnesota Physician group with most positive patient comments in 2013 Press Ganey SurveysUniversity of Minnesota2013Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors in America20135M-3 Minnesota Lions Everyday Hero AwardMinnesota Lions Eye Bank2012Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology American Academy of Ophthalmology2012Pediatric Glaucoma and Cataract Family Association AwardPediatric Glaucoma and Cataract Family Association2012Honor Award - American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and StrabismusAmerican Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus2011US News and World Report Top DoctorsUS News and World Reports2010Minnesota Lions Eye Bank, Helen Keller Sight AwardMinnesota Lions Eye Bank2010Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine Top DoctorsMinneapolis-St. Paul Magazine2009America's Top DoctorsAmerica's Top Doctors2000Richard T. Olson Best Teaching Resident AwardUniversity of Minnesota2000Harry Plotke AwardUniversity of Minnesota1998Minnesota Medical Foundation Medical Student Achievement AwardMinnesota Medical Foundation1997Reader's Digest Fellowship RecipientReader's Digest1996Neal L. and Sara Gault AwardUniversity of Minnesota1996Global Health Ministries ScholarshipGlobal Health Ministries1993Sigma Pi Sigma: The National Honors Physics SocietySigma Pi Sigma (Physics Honor Society)Show more awards and honorsProfessional memberships2023 - presentBoard of Directors MemberAmerican Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus2023 - presentBoard DirectorMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology2021 - presentChairMayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester2021 - presentSubcommittee MemberSurgical Quality Subcomittee, Mayo Clinic in Rochester2021 - presentMeeting ParticipantPeds Preventive Services Committee2020 - presentCo-LeaderOphthalmology Telehealth Committee2019 - presentMemberMidwest Surgical Quality Subcommittee2019 - presentMember, Legislative CommitteeMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology2016 - 2018MemberClinical Practice Committee, Department of Ophthalmology2016 - 2018Physician LeadDepartment of Ophthalmology2016 - 2020Subcommittee MemberMayo Clinic Rochester, Surgical Quality Subcommittee 2016 - presentQuality ChairDepartment of Ophthalmology2016 - presentOrganizing MemberMidwest Pediatric Ophthalmology Symposium2016 - presentOrganizing Committee MemberMidwest Pediatric Ophthalmology Symposium2016 - presentActive MemberAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology2016 - presentActive MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics2015 - 2021Chair, International CommitteeAmerican Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus2014 - 2015MemberPediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG)2014 - 2016MemberInfant Aphakia Treatment Study (IATS)2014 - 2015Past PresidentMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology2013 - 2014PresidentMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology2012 - 2015Consultant, Public Information CommitteeAmerican Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus2012 - 2013President-ElectMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology2011 - 2015Vice-Chair, International CommitteeAmerican Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus2011 - 2013MemberInfant Aphakia Treatment Study (IATS)2011 - 2012Member, Executive Committeee-ROP2010 - 2013MemberInfant Aphakia Treatment Study (IATS)2010 - 2013MemberInfant Aphakia Treatment Study (IATS)2010 - 2011SecretaryMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology2009 - 2011Committee MemberAmerican Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery2009 - 2010MemberPediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG)2008 - 2017Board Member, Editorial BoardJournal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus2008 - 2016Committee MemberMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology2008 - 2016Member, Legislative CommitteeAmerican Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus2008 - 2012Secretary, International CommitteeAmerican Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus2008 - 2010Membership ChairMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology2008 - 2009Member, Program Planning CommitteeAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology2007 - 2016Member, International CommitteeAmerican Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus2007 - 2011Member, Public Information CommitteeAmerican Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus2007 - 2008MemberPediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG)2006 - 2016Board DirectorMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology2006 - 2016AmbassadorMinneapolis Lions Club2006 - presentAmbassadorLions Club2005 - 2006AdvisorMinnesota Department of Health Professional Vision Screening CommitteeShow more professional membershipsPublicationsSee my publications Biographical summaryConditions treatedProcedures performedInterestsMayo Clinic locationsEducationActivities and honors Request an appointment PST-20215968 الأطباء والفريق الطبي Bothun, Erick D. 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