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

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

Dr. Angela Buffenn is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Los Angeles, CA and Arcadia, CA. Dr. Buffenn's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Buffenn completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. She has received the following distinction: 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. Mark S Borchert, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
468 E Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Mark Borchert practices pediatric ophthalmology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eye problems. Dr. Borchert is in-network for 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. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Keck Medicine of USC.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Walter Fierson is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Before performing his residency at Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Fierson attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. His clinical interests encompass strabismus. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fierson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fierson (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Adventist Health System, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Thomas Lee is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Keck Medicine of USC. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Lee attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Retina Problems, 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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