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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's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silkiss include eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She 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. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Dr. Silkiss is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Muscle Surgery, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Eyelid Problems, Skin Cancer, ... (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 specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Horton attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His clinical interests include amblyopia (lazy eye), hemifacial spasm, and blepharospasm. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is especially interested in eye problems. Patients rated Dr. Good highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Good is conversant in French. Dr. Good's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. He 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 is a pediatric ophthalmologist in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include eye problems. Dr. Stern takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Stern attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. She works in San Francisco, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Martin include myopia (nearsightedness). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Martin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include genetic issues and eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Moore is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Moore is a graduate of Oxford University Medical School.

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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.