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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) 567-7000

Dr. Martha Schatz is a pediatric ophthalmologist and neuro-ophthalmology specialist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio, the University Health System, and Nix Health. Before completing her residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. Schatz attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Schatz is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Schatz is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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 specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in San Antonio, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction) and cataract surgery with lens replacement. Dr. Nevarez is affiliated with Methodist Health System. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Nevarez attended National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena for medical school. Dr. Nevarez's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Nevarez has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cataract/IOL, Refractive Surgery

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 medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Zwaan (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Dutch. He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating.

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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) 292-7412; (210) 226-6169

Dr. Sanford Roberts specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Roberts is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He honors 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 specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He works in San Antonio, TX. His areas of expertise include strabismus. Dr. Mims's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3851 Roger Brook Drive
San Antonio, TX
(210) 916-1245

Dr. Frank Valentin is a pediatric ophthalmologist. In his practice, Dr. Valentin focuses on strabismus. Dr. Valentin studied medicine at Ponce School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Brooke Army Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: 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.