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Dr. Michael Griffin Hunt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
105 River Oaks Drive
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Michael Hunt sees patients in Fort Worth, TX and Southlake, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. In his practice, Dr. Hunt focuses on strabismus. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hunt honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hunt performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Denton, and Texas Health Fort Worth. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Alan Andrew Norman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
105 River Oaks Drive
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Alan Norman is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Fort Worth, TX and Southlake, TX. Dr. Norman obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. His clinical interests encompass strabismus. Patient ratings for Dr. Norman average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Norman has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Denton, and Texas Health Fort Worth. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Eric Alan Packwood, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
105 River Oaks Drive
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Eric Packwood specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Fort Worth, TX and Southlake, TX. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Packwood honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Packwood speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Denton, and Texas Health Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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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