We found 3 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Sagamore near New Lenox, IL.

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Dr. Rebecca Baird Mets-Halgrimson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Mets-Halgrimson is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Before performing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Mets-Halgrimson attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include strabismus, retinoblastoma, and hemangioma. Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mets-Halgrimson honors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mets-Halgrimson welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retinoblastoma, Hemangiomas, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Hawke Hong Duk Yoon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Hawke Yoon's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yoon include strabismus. Dr. Yoon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Hemangiomas, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Sudhi P Kurup, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Sudhi Kurup is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Northbrook, IL. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Kurup's residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has a special interest in strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Dr. Kurup is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retinoblastoma, Hemangiomas, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Uveitis, Strabismus, ... (Read more)

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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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