We found 4 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois near Creve Coeur, MO.

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Dr. Steven Michael Couch, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
10 Barnes West Drive; Suite 201
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Steven Couch's specialties are ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. He practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His areas of expertise include TCA peel, xeomin injection, and cheek (mid-face) lift. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Couch is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Couch takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Double Eyelid Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Juvederm, Chemical ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregg Thomas Lueder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Ocular Oncology
1040 N Mason Road
St Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gregg Lueder is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and ocular oncology. His clinical interests include strabismus. Dr. Lueder is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center, and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Lawrence Tychsen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Lawrence Tychsen's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Tychsen is especially interested in eye movement disorders and cataracts. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, St. Louis Children's Specialty Care Center, and Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Nystagmus, Eye Movement Disorders, Cataracts, Cerebral Palsy, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Refractive ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry David Milder, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
522 N New Ballas Road; Suite 136
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Barry Milder is a pediatric ophthalmologist. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: strabismus and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Milder takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Milder attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Progress West Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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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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