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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 is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. Dr. Buffenn is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Buffenn include amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Keck Medicine of USC. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Buffenn has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Arcadia, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Borchert is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Keck Medicine of USC. Dr. Borchert is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His distinctions 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 is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Los Angeles, CA, Ventura, CA, and Arcadia, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His professional affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Keck Medicine of USC. Dr. Lee honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. In addition to English, Dr. Fierson (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and French. Dr. Fierson is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Adventist Health System, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, and Montefiore Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Fierson is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fierson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.