We found 5 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept HFN 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Her areas of expertise include the following: strabismus, retinoblastoma, and hemangioma. Dr. Mets-Halgrimson's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 accepts. She has an open panel.

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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 is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. She obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Her areas of expertise include the following: strabismus, neurofibromatosis, and glaucoma. Dr. Zeid takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Zeid has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Wilmette, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. In Dr. Fishman's practice, she is particularly interested in strabismus. Her 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 a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Fishman trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Clinical interests: Muscle Diseases, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Lisa Verderber's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Verderber performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her clinical interests include eye surgery and strabismus. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kurup include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kurup takes. In addition to English, Dr. Kurup speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He welcomes 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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