Raymond G. Areaux, Jr., MD

Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences

Raymond G. Areaux, Jr.

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-6469

Fax 612-624-9337

Office Address:
MMC 493 Mayo
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences

Pediatric Ophthalmologist

MD, Louisiana State University, School of Medicine

Ophthalmology Residency, Loyola University Medical Center & Hines VA Medical Center

Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Fellowship, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia & Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania

BA, Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

Transitional Internship, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare


Dr. Areaux provides compassionate, state-of-the-art medical and surgical eye care to all children and to adults with strabismus. A dedicated patient advocate and educator, Dr. Areaux emphasizes the critical role ocular health plays in child development and involves his patients and their families throughout the medical decision-making process.

Awards & Recognition

  • Young Ophthalmologists' Committee, American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus (2013 - Present)
  • Our Healthy Environments Team, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, West Campus (2013 - Present)
  • Chief Resident, Ophthalmology, LUMC (2011 - 2012)
  • Evanston Hospital Ethics Committee (2008-2009)
  • George Haik, M.D. Scholarship Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology, LSUSOM (2008)
  • Luis Perez Award for Outstanding Medical Student in Ophthalmology Research, LSUSOM (2008)
  • Admissions Committee, LSUSOM (2007-2008)


  • English
  • French


Research Summary/Interests

  • Amblyopia
  • Strabismus
  • Pediatric Oculoplastics
  • Pediatric Cataracts
  • Pediatric Glaucoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity



Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Huang N, Summers G, McCafferty B, Koozekanani D, Areaux R, Montezuma, SR. Retinal Management in Incontinentia Pigmenti: A Systemic Review and Update. Accepted. Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases (JVRD), 2018, Vol 2(1) 39-47
  • Hanson B, Becker L, Hook K, Polcari I, Areaux RG Jr, Maguiness S. Ectropion Improvement with Topical Tazarotene in Children with Lamellar Ichthyosis. Pediatr Dermatol. 2017 Sep;34(5): 584-589.
  • Toma HS, Murina AT, Areaux RG Jr, Newmann DM, Bhattacharjee PS, Foster TP, Kaufman HE, Hill JM. Ocular HSV-1 Latency, Reactivation and Recurrent Disease. Semin Ophthalmol, July-September 2008; 23(4): 249-73. 


  • Cameron JD, and Areaux RG Jr. (2016). The Eye. In Stocker & Dehner's Pediatric Pathology: Fourth Edition; Husain AN, Stocker JT, Dehner LP, eds, Wolters Kluwer, pp. 410 - 443.


  • Areaux RG Jr, Yoo DA. “Topical Timolol for the Treatment of Benign Vascular Periocular Lesions”, poster presentation, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 4/2012. Grant: Illinois Society for the Prevention of Blindness.


Invited Oral Presentations at National Professional Meetings & Conferences

  • Areaux RG Jr., Schweigert, A. “Clinical Utility of the Worth 4 Dot”, case presentation & panelist, American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 3/27/2015.
  • Areaux RG Jr, Forbes BJ. “Managing Strabismus and Eye Disease in the Craniosynostosis Syndromes”, Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 10/18/2014.
  • Areaux RG Jr., Merrill K, Schweigert, A. “Genetics Cases the Orthoptist Can Help Diagnose”, case presentation & panelist, American Association of Certified Orthoptists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 11/2013.
  • Areaux RG Jr. “Retinopathy of Prematurity and Bevacizumab”, Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 11/2013.


Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology

Clinical Interests

Amblyopia; Strabismus; Pediatric Oculoplastics; Pediatric Cataracts; Pediatric Glaucoma; Retinopathy of Prematurity Pediatric Uveitis