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

Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss MD, FACS
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
1820 San Miguel Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
(510) 763-0881; (925) 256-9440

Dr. Rona Silkiss' specialties are ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. She practices in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Silkiss's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silkiss include eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. She is affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Silkiss is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Orbital, Eyelid Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Oculofacial plastic and ... (Read more)

Dr. Selim Taylan Koseoglu MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
925 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA
(510) 428-3050; (925) 480-2020

Dr. Selim Koseoglu is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Brentwood, CA. He studied medicine at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Clinical interests for Dr. Koseoglu include eye problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Koseoglu (or staff) speaks Turkish. In addition, he offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Filipino. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Amblyopia, Ocular trauma, Strabismus surgery, Pediatric Ophth, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Pediatric ... (Read more)

Tina Marie (MD) Chou MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1299 Newell Hill Place; Suite 103
Walnut Creek, CA
(925) 947-0505; (510) 428-3050

Dr. Tina Chou's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Clinical interests for Dr. Chou include strabismus. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Chou speaks Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chou's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Ophth and Strabismus

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

Dr. Taliva Martin's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Martin include myopia (nearsightedness). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Martin is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of California Pacific Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Martin (or staff) speaks Spanish. In addition, she offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese. Dr. Martin's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Ophthalmology, Pediatric Opthalmology, 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.