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

Dr. Michael Altman specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology and practices in Baltimore, MD. He is professionally affiliated with Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Altman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Stuart Dankner's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in strabismus. Dr. Dankner honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His medical residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Dankner has received the distinction of Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Dankner's professional affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and LifeBridge Health.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Sajeev Kathuria's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Kathuria attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures and glaucoma. Dr. Kathuria is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
550 N. Broadway; Suite 700
Baltimore, MD
 

Dr. James Dunn practices pediatric ophthalmology. His areas of expertise include glaucoma. Dr. Dunn honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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.