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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 pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology specialist in San Antonio, TX. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Schatz is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Wilford Hall Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Schatz is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio, Nix Health, and the University Health System.

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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 ophthalmology specialist. Dr. Nevarez has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. Dr. Nevarez completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System. Dr. Nevarez has an open panel.

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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's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Zwaan is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Albany Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zwaan include eye problems. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Zwaan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He works in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Roberts studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Nix Health.

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

Dr. James Mims is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Mims is especially interested in strabismus. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mims trained at Wills Eye Institute. Patients rated Dr. Mims highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5.

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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 specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. His areas of expertise include strabismus. His education and training includes medical school at Ponce School of Medicine and residency at Brooke Army Medical Center.

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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.