We found 9 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Humana Silver near Westchester, IL.

Dr. Rebecca Baird Mets-Halgrimson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Mets works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Mets performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In her practice, she is particularly interested in strabismus, retinoblastoma, and hemangioma. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. Her professional 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: Retinoblastoma, Hemangiomas, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Andrew Kipp, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Michael Kipp, who practices in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Hinsdale, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. His clinical interests include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and newborn care. Dr. Kipp is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Kipp trained at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Diabetes, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Amblyopia, Newborn Care

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Diseases
419 S Bruner
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Herbert Becker works as a pediatric ophthalmologist and retina specialist in Dundee, IL, Rockford, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Becker is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Becker speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Benjamin Hendrick Ticho, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
40 S Clay Street; Suite 119e
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Benjamin Ticho is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Chicago Ridge, IL, Hinsdale, IL, and Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Ticho include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and glaucoma. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ticho's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Cataract Surgery, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. A Gwendolyn Gwendolyn Noble, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2301 Enterprise Drive; Suite A
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. A. Noble's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Noble's clinical interests include strabismus. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Noble completed residency programs at Michael Reese Hospital, Evanston Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Noble is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Gottlieb Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Noha Stephanie Ekdawi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Noha Ekdawi's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ekdawi include diabetes, amblyopia (lazy eye), and down syndrome. Dr. Ekdawi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Ekdawi performed her residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Down Syndrome, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Exam, Diabetes, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Newborn Care, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Janice Lasky Lasky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Janice Zeid practices pediatric ophthalmology. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Zeid include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Hawke Hong Duk Yoon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Hawke Yoon works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. In his practice, Dr. Yoon focuses on eye problems. Dr. Yoon is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Sudhi Kurup specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Dr. Kurup's areas of expertise include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Kurup completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 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. Dr. Kurup is accepting new patients.

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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.