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We found 4 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Coventry Silver $10 Copay OAHMO near Baltimore, MD.

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2 Hamill Road 345 W. Quad
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Stuart Dankner's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in strabismus. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dankner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Dankner performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and LifeBridge Health.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology
2411 West Belvedere Avenue; Morton Mower Medical Office Building, 6t
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Michael Altman, who practices in Baltimore, MD, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Altman is affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Altman's residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Sanjeev Satdev Kathuria, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
419 W Redwood Street; Suite 420
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Sajeev Kathuria specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Kathuria's areas of expertise include the following: plastic surgery procedures and glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Kathuria trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. James Philip Dunn Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
550 N. Broadway; Suite 700
Baltimore, MD

Dr. James Dunn works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Dunn include glaucoma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Dunn graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

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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.