We found 4 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Amerigroup near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Carlos A Gonzales, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Gonzales is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Gonzales attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include strabismus. Dr. Gonzales takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Greater Heights Hospital. Dr. Gonzales's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Aaron M Miller, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aaron Miller is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Miller has a special interest in strabismus and eye exam. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Miller trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Miller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam, Genetic Issues, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Malcolm L Mazow, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Malcolm Mazow practices pediatric ophthalmology. He is especially interested in strabismus. Dr. Mazow is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston) and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Before completing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Mazow attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Mazow is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mazow has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Helen Ann Mintz-Hittner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
6400 Fannin; Memorial Hermann Medical Suite 1800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Helen Mintz-Hittner is a pediatric ophthalmologist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in premature babies, kidney problems, and genetic issues. Dr. Mintz-Hittner is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Mintz-Hittner speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Genetic Issues, Strabismus, Kidney Problems, Amblyopia, Premature Babies

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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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