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 pediatric ophthalmologist in Hollywood, FL. Dr. Hopen's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hopen attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Hopen has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts

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

Dr. Mark Dorfman's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Dorfman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dorfman include strabismus. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and South Miami Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Dorfman has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Scott Cardone is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Hollywood, FL, Weston, FL, and Pembroke Pines, FL. Before completing his residency at Maryland General Hospital, Dr. Cardone attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cardone include strabismus. Dr. Cardone's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Cardone is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and South Miami Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Michael Glassman is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. He works in Hollywood, FL. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Glassman studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. He has received the following distinction: 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.
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