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

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

Dr. Mark Borchert's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Borchert's clinical interests include eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Keck Medicine of USC. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Borchert is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Angela Buffenn works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Buffenn include amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buffenn honors. Dr. Buffenn is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Keck Medicine of USC.

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Clinical interests: Amblyopia, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Thomas Lee is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lee has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Keck Medicine of USC.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Fierson focuses on strabismus. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Adventist Health System, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fierson attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Fierson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and French.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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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.
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