We found 4 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Walnut Creek, CA.

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Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
1820 San Miguel Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss, who practices in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. On average, patients gave Dr. Silkiss a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Silkiss's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Tina Marie Chou, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1299 Newell Hill Place; Suite 103
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Tina Chou's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. She is rated highly by her patients. She has a special interest in strabismus. Dr. Chou is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Chou attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for residency. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is conversant in Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Chou is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Selim Taylan Koseoglu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
925 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Selim Koseoglu works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Ramon, CA. After completing medical school at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Koseoglu has a special interest in amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Koseoglu (or staff) speaks Turkish. In addition, he offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Filipino. Dr. Koseoglu's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Taliva Donley Martin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
130 La Casa Viaduct; Room 205
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Taliva Martin specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Fremont, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Martin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. She also offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese. In her practice, Dr. Martin focuses on strabismus and myopia (nearsightedness). She is professionally affiliated with 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 subsequently trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency. Dr. Martin has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Martin has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems, Myopia

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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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