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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
125 Emeryville Drive; Suite 200, Brush Creek Commons, Building 2
Cranberry Twp., PA
 

Dr. Darren Hoover's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. His clinical interests include strabismus. The average patient rating for Dr. Hoover is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Hoover studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. His hospital/clinic 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
125 Emeryville Drive; Suite 200, Brush Creek Commons, Building 2
Cranberry Twp., PA
 

Dr. Dawn Herzig is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. She works in Pittsburgh, PA, Cranberry Township, PA, and Greensburg, PA. In her practice, Dr. Herzig focuses on strabismus. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herzig honors. Dr. Herzig attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
20397 Route 19 North; Suite 232
Cranberry Township, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Paviglianiti is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. His clinical interests include strabismus. Dr. Paviglianiti is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC - Surgery Centers, and UPMC Monroeville Surgery Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Paviglianiti speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Sara E Otaibi, DO
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Pediatric Ophthalmology
11279 Perry Highway; Suite 202
Wexford, 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

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
20397 Route 19; Suite 300
Cranberry Twp, PA
 

Dr. Jane Hughes works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hughes's clinical interests encompass strabismus. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC - Surgery Centers and UPMC Monroeville Surgery Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Hughes trained at Washington Hospital Center for her residency.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Kenneth Paul Cheng, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
100 Bradford Road; Suite 320
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Cheng specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Wexford, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. His clinical interests include strabismus. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheng accepts. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Cheng attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Cheng is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC - Surgery Centers.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
124 Graham Park Drive
Cranberry Twp, PA
 

Dr. Eric Pennock is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Pennock include strabismus. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC - Surgery Centers and UPMC Monroeville Surgery Center.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Matthew Simon Pihlblad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
11279 Perry Highway; Suite 202
Wexford, 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
11279 Perry Highway; Suite 202
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Ellen Mitchell works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexford, PA. Dr. Mitchell's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC - Surgery Centers. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Nassau University Medical Center.

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Dr. Christin Lorraine Sylvester, MD, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
11279 Perry Highway; Suite 202
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Christin Sylvester is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Sylvester's professional affiliations include UPMC Mercy, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC - Surgery Centers, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. She studied medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for her residency. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Sylvester accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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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