Pediatric Ophthalmologist in Hialeah, FL
Comprehensive Children's Ophthalmology Care
Children can experience a variety of eye problems that are quite distinct from adult eye diseases. Therefore, they often require the medical expertise of an experienced pediatric ophthalmologist.
Treatment for Childhood Eye Disorders
Kidz Medical Services (KMS) provides diagnoses and vision care treatment for childhood eye disorders, such as:
- Conjunctivitis and other eye infections.
- Strabismus, which is a misalignment of the eyes. A common example is the inward-turning gaze known as “crossed eyes.”
- Amblyopia (lazy eye), in which the vision of one eye is better than the other.
- Blocked tear ducts.
- Ptosis, which is the drooping of the upper eyelid.
- Retinopathy of prematurity, which causes abnormal blood vessel growth in the retina.
- Nystagmus, which causes repetitive, uncontrolled eye movements.
- Pediatric cataracts.
- Pediatric glaucoma.
- Orbital tumors.
- Abnormal vision development, and much more.
Expert Pediatric Eye Care in South Florida
Pediatric ophthalmology at KMS is provided by Douglas Freeley, MD. Dr. Freeley has been practicing pediatric ophthalmology for over 35 years and has extensively written articles and papers on related subjects.
A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and New York Medical College, Dr. Freeley completed his internship and residency in Ophthalmology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Freeley has spent most of his career in both clinical and academic positions, including his previous designation as Director of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in New York City. He and his family also spent seven years in Ecuador, working as medical missionaries in South America. In all, Dr. Freeley has performed more than 4,000 strabismus surgeries and now offers his expertise to pediatric patients in South Florida.
Dr. Freeley and his wife, Kristen, spend most of their free time enjoying the great outdoor Florida lifestyle and working with their church.
At Kidz Medical Services, your child will receive the best-quality eye care available by compassionate, highly trained, and dedicated professionals in an environment that is warm, friendly, and comforting.
KIDZ Pediatric Ophthalmologist
KMS – Pediatric Ophthalmology
Kidz Medical Services
7100 W. 20th Avenue, Suite 616
Hialeah, FL 33016