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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3419 Johnson Street; Primary Office
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Gary Hopen is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Hollywood, FL. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hopen is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hopen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hopen include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hopen is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Scott Christopher Cardone, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2740 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Scott Cardone's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cardone's clinical interests encompass eye problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Maryland General Hospital, Dr. Cardone attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and South Miami Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Mark Steven Dorfman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2740 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Mark Dorfman is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He works in Hollywood, FL, Weston, FL, and Pembroke Pines, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in eye problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dorfman takes. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, Dr. Dorfman performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and South Miami Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Michael Louis Glassman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2740 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Michael Glassman, who practices in Hollywood, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Glassman is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of Sinai Hospital of Detroit's residency program. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Glassman takes. He has received the distinction of Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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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.