We found 5 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Great-West Healthcare near Northbrook, IL.

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Dr. Rebecca Baird Mets-Halgrimson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1131 Techny Drive
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Mets-Halgrimson is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mets-Halgrimson include strabismus, retinoblastoma, and hemangioma. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Mets-Halgrimson honors Coventry, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Mets-Halgrimson attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. Janice Lasky Lasky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Janice Zeid is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Northbrook, IL. She obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zeid include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Dr. Zeid is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Retinoblastoma, Hemangiomas, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Deborah R Fishman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3612 Lake Avenue; Suite 2c
Wilmette, IL
 

Dr. Deborah Fishman works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in Wilmette, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. In her practice, Dr. Fishman focuses on strabismus. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Fishman performed her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Lisa Clare Verderber, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3612 Lake Avenue; Suite 2c
Wilmette, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Verderber practices pediatric ophthalmology. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Verderber's areas of expertise consist of eye surgery and strabismus. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Verderber's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Eye Surgery, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Sudhi P Kurup, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Sudhi Kurup specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Northbrook, IL. He speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Dr. Kurup's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Kurup completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. 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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