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We found 5 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Medicare near Philadelphia, PA.

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street; Suite 1210
Philadelphia, PA
(484) 434-2700; (610) 664-8880

Dr. Leonard Nelson is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in strabismus. Dr. Nelson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, and New England Baptist Hospital, Dr. Nelson attended Harvard Medical School. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2012,2011,2010. Dr. Nelson is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Nelson is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Ophth and Strabismus, Ophthalmology - Pediatric Ophthalmology

Dr. Dorothy Helen Hendricks MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street; Suite 1210
Philadelphia, PA
(610) 874-5687; (610) 542-3300

Dr. Dorothy Hendricks' specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. She is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Hendricks include eye problems. Dr. Hendricks takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA. Her professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Hendricks's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Ophthalmology, Shabismus Nasolacrimal duct obstruction, Retinopathy of prematurity, ... (Read more)

Robert Todd Spector MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3601 A Street
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 427-8121; (215) 427-8120

Dr. Robert Spector is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Spector is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), eye problems, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Spector (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Japanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Drexel Medicine, and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric ophthalmology, Ophthalmology, Eye care, Pediatric refractive surgery and pediatric ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
501 South 54th Street
Philadelphia, PA
(215) 456-7150; (215) 663-6700

Dr. Vincent Young's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Young's clinical interests encompass glaucoma, laser surgery, and cataracts. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Scheie Eye Institute for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Young is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery

James Philip Dunn Jr MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street; Suite 1020
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. James Dunn is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Dunn include glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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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.