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

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

Dr. Gary Hopen is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Hopen is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Hopen is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinctions: 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's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Cardone include strabismus. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and South Miami Hospital. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maryland General Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Cardone average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cardone is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dorfman has a special interest in strabismus. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Albany Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Dorfman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Dorfman include: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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 sees patients in Hollywood, FL. His medical specialties are ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Glassman attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. He 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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