We found 6 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Columbia, MD.

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
6100 Day Long Drive, Suite 107; River Hill Professional Center
Clarksville, MD
 

Dr. Dean Fiergang is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. In his practice, Dr. Fiergang focuses on strabismus. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Greater Baltimore Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and Maryland General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
8860 Columbia 100 Parkway; Suite 101
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Scott Becker's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. In his practice, Dr. Becker focuses on glaucoma. He is affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Becker attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Becker is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
8860 Columbia 100 Parkway; Suite 101
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Lenard Hammer sees patients in Columbia, MD and Olney, MD. His medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Hammer performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Hammer is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Dr. Joanne Marie Waeltermann, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1011 Frederick Road
Catonsville, MD
 

Dr. Joanne Waeltermann's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Waeltermann include amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Howard County General Hospital. Before performing her residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Dr. Waeltermann attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Waeltermann average 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Waeltermann has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Amblyopia, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
8860 Columbia; 100 Parkway
Columbia, MD
 

Dr. Gordon Lui is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Lui obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. His areas of expertise include glaucoma. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lui is affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2100 Ganton Green; B-203
Woodstock, MD
 

Dr. Duane Bryant practices pediatric ophthalmology. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Bryant attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Maryland General Hospital.

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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.
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