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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
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
1820 San Miguel Drive
Walnut Creek, 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. Selim Taylan Koseoglu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
925 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Selim Koseoglu, who practices in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Brentwood, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He attended Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include eye problems. Dr. Koseoglu is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Koseoglu (or staff) is conversant in Turkish. He also offers language support 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 is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Tina Chou works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. She has a special interest in strabismus. The average patient rating for Dr. Chou is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chou is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Chou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

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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.