Pediatrics

Pediatric Ophthalmology

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Vision problems that need glasses or contacts to correct often begin at an early age. Your child may have trouble in school reading the board, class books, or studying, and congenital eye problems can also develop at a young age. It is very important that you take your child to a pediatric ophthalmologist to monitor your child’s vision and eye health, and one with the Los Angeles Reingold Eye Center has the experience and qualifications to treat your child for whatever pediatric eye disease or vision problem they may have

Do You Have a Pediatric Ophthalmologist on Staff?

The Reingold Eye Center is proud to have Dr. Luke Deitz as our on-site pediatric ophthalmologist. He specializes in pediatric and adult strabismus.
Dr. Luke Deitz was born and raised in rural southwestern Pennsylvania. Luke ventured off to the city of Baltimore where he obtained his undergraduate and medical school training at Johns Hopkins University. He gained outstanding clinical experience during his ophthalmology residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, followed by a world-renowned pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus fellowship at the UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute. Luke Deitz is a fellowship-trained specialist in the medical and surgical management of pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus.

What Kind of Training do Pediatric Ophthalmologists Have?

Pediatric ophthalmologists are medical doctors with at least four years of medical school and one year of internship. They then serve at least three additional years of residency training in ophthalmology and a minimum of another year of fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology, a total of at least nine years of education and training in the field. At The Reingold Eye Center, we make sure to only have the best eye doctors on our team treating our patients.

What Treatments Do Pediatric Ophthalmologists Provide?

Pediatric ophthalmologists can give your child a comprehensive eye exam in order to diagnose, treat, and manage any eye or vision problems they may have, including the following:

-General eye exams to determine the eye’s overall health

-Surgery, laser surgery, or microsurgery to treat conditions such as weak eye muscles, crossed eyes, wandering eyes, blocked tear ducts, retinal problems, and infections

-Diagnose eye problems that result from genetic conditions, diabetes, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and other medical conditions and neurological diseases

-Diagnose disorders that affect visual processing
-Treat trauma injuries and other eye injuries
-Correct vision problems by prescribing eyeglasses or contact lenses and monitor the child’s prescription with routine exams

If your pediatrician recommends vision treatment for your child or you suspect he or she is having trouble seeing, a pediatric ophthalmologist such as Luke Deitz, M.D. can offer a wide range of treatment options.