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Dr. Michael Griffin Hunt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
105 River Oaks Drive
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Michael Hunt practices pediatric ophthalmology in Fort Worth, TX and Southlake, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include strabismus. Dr. Hunt's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Denton, and Texas Health Fort Worth. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hunt takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hunt speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Alan Andrew Norman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
105 River Oaks Drive
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Alan Norman is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Fort Worth, TX and Southlake, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Norman is 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Norman's practice, he is particularly interested in strabismus. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Norman accepts. Dr. Norman graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Norman is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Denton, and Texas Health Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Eric Alan Packwood, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
105 River Oaks Drive
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Eric Packwood works as a pediatric ophthalmologist in Fort Worth, TX and Southlake, TX. Dr. Packwood's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Denton, and Texas Health Fort Worth. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Packwood has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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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