We found 5 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Great-West Healthcare near Northbrook, IL.

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Dr. Rebecca B Mets-Halgrimson, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1131 Techny Drive
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Mets-Halgrimson, who practices in Chicago, IL, Glenview, IL, and Lake Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Her areas of expertise include the following: strabismus, retinoblastoma, and hemangioma. Dr. Mets-Halgrimson is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Before completing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Mets-Halgrimson attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Coventry, HFN, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mets-Halgrimson honors. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Retinoblastoma, Hemangiomas, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Muscle Diseases, Amblyopia, Strabismus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Janice Lasky Lasky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Janice Zeid's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Zeid's clinical interests include strabismus, neurofibromatosis, and glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Zeid has an open panel. Before performing her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Zeid attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Retinoblastoma, Hemangiomas, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Muscle Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah R Fishman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3612 Lake Avenue; Suite 2c
Wilmette, IL
 

Dr. Deborah Fishman is a pediatric ophthalmologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Fishman average 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: strabismus and tear duct problems (lacrimal apparatus). Dr. Fishman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and St. Alexius Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Fishman completed her residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Tear Duct Problems, Muscle Diseases, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Lisa Clare Verderber, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3612 Lake Avenue; Suite 2c
Wilmette, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Verderber, who practices in Wilmette, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. She is especially interested in eye surgery and strabismus. Dr. Verderber's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Her education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Verderber a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Eye Surgery, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Sudhi P Kurup, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Sudhi Kurup is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Northbrook, IL. His areas of expertise consist of strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Dr. Kurup is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Kurup's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. His practice is open to new patients.

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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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