We found 7 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept United Healthcare Navigate near Pittsburgh, PA.

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1835 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Darren Hoover's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hoover's areas of expertise include strabismus. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Hoover's professional affiliations include UPMC Mercy and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC - Surgery Centers.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1835 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Dawn Herzig is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Herzig has indicated that her clinical interests include strabismus. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing her residency at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Dr. Herzig attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Sara E Otaibi, DO
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Pediatric Ophthalmology
4401 Penn Avenue; Floor 5
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Sara Otaibi specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Her education and training includes medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). She is especially interested in strabismus. Dr. Otaibi's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Otaibi is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC - Surgery Centers, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Kenneth Paul Cheng, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
713 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Cheng's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests encompass strabismus. Dr. Cheng honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Cheng's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC - Surgery Centers.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Matthew Simon Pihlblad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
203 Lothrop Street; 7th Floor, Eeins
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Pihlblad is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He works in Pittsburgh, PA, Wexford, PA, and Bridgeville, PA. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Pihlblad attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
203 Lothrop Street; Floor 6
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ellen Mitchell specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexford, PA. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Mitchell an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mitchell's professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC - Surgery Centers.

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Dr. Christin Lorraine Sylvester, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
4401 Penn Avenue; Suite 5000
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Christin Sylvester works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sylvester at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She studied medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sylvester completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sylvester's professional affiliations include UPMC Mercy, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC - Surgery Centers, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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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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