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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3419 Johnson Street
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Gary Hopen's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. Dr. Hopen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hopen is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Hopen completed residency programs at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Cardone's clinical interests include eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and South Miami Hospital. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Maryland General Hospital. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cardone honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Dorfman is especially interested in eye problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Dorfman average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Dorfman has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Glassman is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Dr. Glassman has received professional recognition including the following: 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.