Finding Providers
loading

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

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

Dr. Aaron Miller sees patients in Tomball, TX, Houston, TX, and Lufkin, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has a special interest in strabismus and eye exam. Dr. Miller takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Miller's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

Read more

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

Dr. Rosalie Ulmer Ulmer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ann Stout's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Stout trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. Her areas of expertise include strabismus. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stout's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

Read more

Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

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

Read more

Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Helen Mintz Mintz-Hittner, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1500a California Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Helen Mintz-Hittner's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mintz-Hittner at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include premature babies, kidney problems, and genetic issues. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mintz-Hittner takes. Dr. Mintz-Hittner obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

Read more

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.