We found 4 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois near Creve Coeur, MO.

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Dr. Lawrence Tychsen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1040 N. Mason Road; Medical Building One
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Lawrence Tychsen is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tychsen include eye movement disorders and cataracts. The average patient rating for Dr. Tychsen is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tychsen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Tychsen graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Nystagmus, Eye Movement Disorders, Cataracts, Cerebral Palsy, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Refractive ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregg Thomas Lueder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Ocular Oncology
1040 N. Mason Road; Medical Building One
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Gregg Lueder is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology and ocular oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lueder include strabismus. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Lueder is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

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Clinical interests: Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Steven Michael Couch, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
10 Barnes West Drive; Suite 201
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Steven Couch, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO, is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Couch's areas of expertise include TCA peel, radiesse, and restylane. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Couch honors. Dr. Couch attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Eyelid Problems, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Forehead Lift, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry David Milder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
522 N New Ballas Road; Suite 136
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Barry Milder's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Milder's clinical interests include strabismus and comprehensive ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Milder is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Milder accepts. Dr. Milder is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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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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