We found 4 pediatric ophthalmologists near Pembroke Pines, FL.

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

Dr. Gary Hopen is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He works in Hollywood, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hopen's professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hopen is rated highly by his patients. He 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.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts

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

Dr. Scott Cardone works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in Hollywood, FL, Weston, FL, and Pembroke Pines, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In Dr. Cardone's practice, he is particularly interested in strabismus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and South Miami Hospital. Dr. Cardone honors 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.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Mark Dorfman is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. Dr. Dorfman's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Dorfman include strabismus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and South Miami Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dorfman is a graduate of Albany Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Michael Glassman is an ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology specialist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Dr. Glassman has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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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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