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, who practices in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Lake Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Her areas of expertise include strabismus, retinoblastoma, and hemangioma. Dr. Mets is an in-network provider for Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Lisa Verderber works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in Wilmette, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Verderber is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Verderber include eye surgery and strabismus. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Verderber takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency.

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Clinical interests: Eye Surgery, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Janice Zeid is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Zeid studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Clinical interests for Dr. Zeid include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zeid accepts. Dr. Zeid's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. She attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Fishman trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. In her practice, Dr. Fishman focuses on strabismus. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fishman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: 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. Dr. Kurup is especially interested in strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Kurup speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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