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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 practices pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Schatz is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio, Nix Health, and the University Health System. She honors Medicare insurance. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Methodist Health System. Dr. Nevarez obtained his medical school training at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Nevarez has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He 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 ophthalmologist in San Antonio, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Zwaan include eye problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. After completing medical school at the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Zwaan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Dutch. He is professionally 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 pediatric ophthalmology specialist in San Antonio, TX. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Roberts is professionally 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 works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Mims average 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in strabismus. Before completing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Mims attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Valentin include strabismus. He is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine and a graduate of Brooke Army Medical Center's residency program.

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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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