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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. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schatz takes. Dr. Schatz's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

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 specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Zwaan (or staff) speaks French and Dutch. Clinical interests for Dr. Zwaan include eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Zwaan trained at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Zwaan's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zwaan takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Ophth

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 works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in San Antonio, TX. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System. Dr. Nevarez is a graduate of National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nevarez honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cataract/IOL and Plastics/Reconstructive

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

Dr. James Mims, who practices in San Antonio, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He has a special interest in strabismus. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mims at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mims accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Ophth and Strabismus

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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 specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in San Antonio, TX. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Roberts attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Nix Health.

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3851 Roger Brooke Drive
Houston, TX

Dr. Frank Valentin's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in strabismus. He attended medical school at Ponce School of Medicine. Dr. Valentin trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for residency.

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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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