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

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

Dr. Rona Silkiss is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silkiss include eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Silkiss attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs 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 foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Tina Chou is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. She works in Walnut Creek, CA and Oakland, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. She has a special interest in strabismus. Patients rated Dr. Chou highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes 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. Chou is conversant in Cantonese. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is accepting 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 is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He works in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Ramon, CA. In his practice, Dr. Koseoglu focuses on strabismus. Dr. Koseoglu is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Koseoglu performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. In addition to English, Dr. Koseoglu (or staff) speaks Turkish. He also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Filipino.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus Surgery, Eye Muscle Surgery, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Eye Trauma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Taliva Martin sees patients in Fremont, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Martin (or staff) speaks Spanish. In addition, she offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Martin include strabismus and myopia (nearsightedness). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Martin completed her residency training at California Pacific Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Martin is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Martin's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Myopia, 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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