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We found 6 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 Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Mets' area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mets include strabismus, retinoblastoma, and hemangioma. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 Dr. Mets's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Bahram Rahmani, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Bahram Rahmani's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rahmani include diplopia (double vision), strabismus, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rahmani honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Rahmani's residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He is conversant in Persian.

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

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

Dr. Lisa Verderber's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Verderber graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her clinical interests include eye surgery and eye problems. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, 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: Eye Surgery, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Janice Zeid's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Her areas of expertise include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zeid honors. Before completing her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Zeid attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Zeid welcomes 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's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Fishman attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in strabismus. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with 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's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. His areas of clinical interest consist of strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kurup takes. Dr. Kurup is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Kurup speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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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.