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We found 6 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Blue Shield of California near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
711 Van Ness Avenue; #340
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss' specialties are ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese. She is especially interested in eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. Dr. Silkiss's professional affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Silkiss graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Silkiss is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Graves Disease, Eye Muscle Surgery, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Charles Horton, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology
1825 Fourth Street, Fifth Floor; Suite M5324
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Horton is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. His areas of expertise include amblyopia (lazy eye), hemifacial spasm, and blepharospasm. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Horton attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Horton (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Horton is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hemifacial Spasm, Thyroid Problems, Intracranial Hypertension, Blepharospasm, Pituitary Adenoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Vance Good, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2340 Clay Street; Suite 100
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Good practices pediatric ophthalmology in San Francisco, CA, Corte Madera, CA, and San Ramon, CA. He speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Good include eye problems. Dr. Good is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. Dr. Good graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has received distinctions including San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Good welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Earl L Stern, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2555 Ocean Avenue; Suite 202
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Earl Stern practices pediatric ophthalmology in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eye problems. Dr. Stern accepts AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Stern obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stern's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Taliva Donley Martin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2340 Clay Street; #100
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Taliva Martin works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in San Francisco, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Martin (or staff) speaks Spanish. In addition, she offers interpreting services for Cantonese-speaking patients. She is especially interested in myopia (nearsightedness). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at California Pacific Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Martin is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Myopia, Eye Problems

Dr. Anthony T Moore, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Diseases
1825 Fourth Street, Fifth Floor; Suite M5324
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Moore practices pediatric ophthalmology and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in San Francisco, CA. His clinical interests encompass genetic issues and eye problems. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Moore is a graduate of Oxford University Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Genetic Issues, 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.