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We found 5 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 pediatric ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fiergang include eye problems. Dr. Fiergang honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He is affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and Maryland General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Gordon Lui's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lui's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Lui is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and New York Medical College and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Joanne Waeltermann practices pediatric ophthalmology in Catonsville, MD and Baltimore, MD. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Waeltermann's clinical interests encompass amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus. Her professional affiliations include Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Howard County General Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Waeltermann is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. She has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Amblyopia, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Scott Becker is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He works in Columbia, MD, Olney, MD, and Brookeville, MD. The average patient rating for Dr. Becker is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Becker include glaucoma. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Becker trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

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

Dr. Lenard Hammer is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He works in Columbia, MD and Olney, MD. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hammer include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Johns Hopkins Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hammer's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems, 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.