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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.62 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
3419 Johnson Street
Hollywood, FL

Dr. Gary Hopen practices pediatric ophthalmology. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hopen is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hopen honors. He has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hopen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital West, Memorial Regional Hospital, and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.

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Mark S Dorfman MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
2740 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL

Dr. Mark Dorfman specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Hollywood, FL, Weston, FL, and Pembroke Pines, FL. In his practice, Dr. Dorfman focuses on strabismus. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dorfman honors. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Dorfman is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr Michael Glassman MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2740 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL

Dr. Michael Glassman's areas of specialization are ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Glassman's training includes a residency program at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Dr. Glassman has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital West.

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Scott C Cardone MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
2740 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, FL

Dr. Scott Cardone specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Hollywood, FL, Weston, FL, and Pembroke Pines, FL. Dr. Cardone attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Maryland General Hospital. His clinical interests encompass strabismus. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cardone is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital West, and South Miami Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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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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