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We found 4 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Health Net near Arcadia, CA.

Dr. Angela Novela Buffenn, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
468 E Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Angela Buffenn sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Arcadia, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. She is especially interested in amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus. The average patient rating for Dr. Buffenn is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Buffenn is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Keck Medicine of USC.

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Clinical interests: Amblyopia, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Mark S Borchert, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
468 E Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Mark Borchert works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in Los Angeles, CA and Arcadia, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in eye problems. Dr. Borchert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Keck Medicine of USC. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Borchert graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Thomas C Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
468 E Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Lee practices pediatric ophthalmology in Los Angeles, CA, Ventura, CA, and Arcadia, CA. He has a special interest in retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Keck Medicine of USC. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lee has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Retina Problems, Eye Problems

Dr. Walter Miles Fierson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1245 W. Huntington Drive; Suite 109
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Walter Fierson's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Fierson graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, and Montefiore Medical Center. His areas of expertise include strabismus. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fierson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Fierson (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and French. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Adventist Health System, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Clinical interests: Strabismus

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What is Pediatric Ophthalmology?

Pediatric ophthalmologists are doctors that care for children’s eyes. Since vision is not fully developed until the age of twelve, problems with children’s eyes and vision are much different than problems with adult eyes. The youngest patients may not be able to communicate about their vision clearly or cooperate with exams like an grown-up would. In addition, if issues are treated effectively in childhood, it can often improve healthy vision as an adult. For all these reasons, pediatric ophthalmologists are important partners when it comes to kids’ eye health.

Pediatric ophthalmology is about more than just prescribing glasses. Some of the issues treated by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Amblyopia, or lazy eye
  • Eye alignment problems, such as strabismus
  • Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness
  • Congenital cataracts, when a baby is born with a cloudy lens in the eye
  • Eye injuries
  • Vision problems caused by health issues that affect the whole body, such as juvenile diabetes or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Often, when adults are diagnosed with strabismus (eyes that are crossed or turn in different directions) they will be treated by a pediatric ophthalmologist, even though they are not children. Adult ophthalmologists seldom encounter strabismus, and pediatric ophthalmologists learn the techniques for treating strabismus are during their medical training. Since pediatric ophthalmologists have more experience with strabismus, they are the best choice even for adults.

Some of the treatments used by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Prescription lenses, including glasses and contacts
  • Prescription medications to treat infections or inflammation
  • Other medical treatments, such as eye patches, tear duct massage, or eye exercises
  • Surgical procedures, such as those to repair blocked tear ducts or correct eye alignment
  • Laser treatments for retinopathy

Not being able to see well can make many parts of a child’s life difficult. Pediatric ophthalmologists work to protect your children’s vision now and into the future.