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Kamel M. Itani, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease), Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
4.75 Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 600 S Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Clinical Interests: melanoma, laser treatment, facial cosmetic surgery ... (Read more)
Jess Thomas Whitson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease), Glaucoma, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 600 S Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Clinical Interests: cataracts, glaucoma
Yu-Guang He, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease), Vitreoretinal Diseases (Retina and Vitreous), Pediatric Ophthalmology, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 600 S Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Clinical Interests: diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases) ... (Read more)
"You will not find a kinder or compassionate person than Dr He. He is always considerate and works for the best outcome possible. He strives to be on time but you always know that when he comes through the door he is there for however long it takes to provide the care you need. What a gift!"
November 2, 2017
Steven Maytham Verity, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease), Pediatric Ophthalmology, Corneal and External Diseases, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 600 S Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Clinical Interests: LASIK, cataracts, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) ... (Read more)
Robert Wayne Bowman Jr. MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Corneal and External Diseases, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
4.25 Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 600 S Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Clinical Interests: LASIK, cataracts, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)
George Clifford Thorne MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Corneal and External Diseases, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
1 Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 600 S Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Clinical Interests: anterior segment diseases, LASIK, cataracts ... (Read more)
Dr. Zachary Martin Robertson MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases (Retina and Vitreous), Pediatric Ophthalmology, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 600 S Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Clinical Interests: macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases) ... (Read more)
Rafael Luis Ufret-Vincenty MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases (Retina and Vitreous), Pediatric Ophthalmology, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 600 S Main Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Clinical Interests: macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases) ... (Read more)
Alan Andrew Norman MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
3.96 Average rating 3.96 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 1325 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Clinical Interests: eye problems, strabismus
Michael Griffin Hunt MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
3.6 Average rating 3.6 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 321 S Henderson Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Clinical Interests: eye problems, strabismus
Eric Alan Packwood MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
3.81 Average rating 3.81 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 300 300 Henderson St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
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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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