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Martha Peterson Schatz MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology, Pediatric Ophthalmology
7703 Floyd Curl Drive MC 6230
San Antonio, TX
(210) 567-8400; (210) 358-kids

Dr. Martha Schatz is a San Antonio, TX physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio, Nix Health, and the University Health System. Dr. Schatz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. Schatz attended Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Ophth and Neuro-Ophthalmology

Dr. Hector Luis Nevarez MD, PA
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
730 N Main Avenue; Suite 418
San Antonio, TX
(210) 224-6633

Dr. Hector Nevarez is a pediatric ophthalmologist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nevarez accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. His residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Nevarez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System. Dr. Nevarez's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataract/IOL and Plastics/Reconstructive

Johan Thomas Zwaan MD, MD PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Physicians Plaza I, Suite 520; 8038 Wurzbach
San Antonio, TX
(210) 615-8474

Dr. Johan Zwaan is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. He attended the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zwaan include eye problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Zwaan a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zwaan honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zwaan (or staff) speaks French and Dutch. He is affiliated with Methodist Health System.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Ophth

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
59 MDW/MCST Department of Ophthalmology, Wilford Hall Medical Cente...; 2200 Berquist Drive, Suite 1
San Antonio, TX
(210) 226-6169; (210) 495-2020

Dr. Sanford Roberts works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in San Antonio, TX. He is affiliated with Nix Health. Dr. Roberts attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
311 Camden Street; Suite 511
San Antonio, TX
(210) 225-0084

Dr. James Mims practices pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Mims has indicated that his clinical interests include strabismus. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mims honors.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Ophth and Strabismus

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3851 Roger Brooke Drive
Houston, TX

Dr. Frank Valentin's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Valentin's clinical interests include strabismus. Before performing his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Valentin attended Ponce School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Ophth and Strabismus

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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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