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We found 4 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic HMO near Salisbury, MD.

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Dr. William Jay Doyle III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
101 Milford Street
Salisbury, MD
 

Dr. William Doyle practices pediatric ophthalmology in Salisbury, MD. Clinical interests for Dr. Doyle include glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Peninsula Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Doyle trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
101 Milford Street
Salisbury, MD
 

Dr. Richard Meeks' area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. His areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and external eye diseases. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Meeks is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of Ohio State University Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Philip Luppens, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
101 Milford Street
Salisbury, MD
 

Dr. Gary Luppens specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. His clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Luppens is professionally affiliated with Peninsula Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Luppens attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Edmund John Forte, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
101 Milford Street
Salisbury, MD
 

Dr. Edmund Forte works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Dr. Forte has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Peninsula Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Forte is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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.