We found 4 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept United Healthcare Navigate HMO near Pembroke Pines, FL.

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

Dr. Gary Hopen is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Hopen attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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, Dr. Hopen speaks Spanish. Dr. Hopen's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, who practices in Hollywood, FL, Weston, FL, and Pembroke Pines, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cardone include eye problems. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and South Miami Hospital. Dr. Cardone graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Maryland General Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Cardone a rating of 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.

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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 practices pediatric ophthalmology in Hollywood, FL, Weston, FL, and Pembroke Pines, FL. Dr. Dorfman attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is especially interested in eye problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Dorfman's 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 practices pediatric ophthalmology in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Glassman graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. 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. He is 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.