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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
Hollywood, FL
 

Dr. Gary Hopen is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Hopen performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hopen honors. 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: 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Cardone include eye problems. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and South Miami Hospital. Dr. Cardone's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Maryland General Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Cardone is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cardone takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as 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 is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He works in Hollywood, FL, Weston, FL, and Pembroke Pines, FL. Dr. Dorfman's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include 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 accepts. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Dorfman has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Dorfman's 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's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Glassman attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Glassman trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors. Dr. Glassman 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.