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Dr. Leonard Nelson, MD

Pediatric Ophthalmology*
4.1 (26)
Map Pin Small Bala Cynwyd, PA
Accepting new patients
48 years of experience

Overview of Dr. Leonard Nelson, MD

Dr. Leonard Nelson, MD is a Pediatric Ophthalmology Specialist in Bala Cynwyd, PA. They specialize in Pediatric Ophthalmology, has 48 years of experience, and is board certified in Ophthalmology. They graduated from HARVARD Medical School and is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Lankenau Medical Center and WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital. Dr. Nelson, completed a residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. Patients rated Dr. Nelson an average 4.1 star rating.

Dr. Nelson works at Ophthalmic Partners in Bala Cynwyd, PA with other offices in Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, Media, PA and Lancaster, PA. They frequently treat conditions like Visual Field Defects, Degenerative Disorders of Globe and Progressive High Myopia along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Nelson's Office Locations

  1. 1
    Ophthalmic Partners of Pennsylvania
    100 Presidential Blvd Ste 150, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (484) 434-2700
  2. 2
    Center For Advanced Eye Care
    5301 Limestone Rd Ste 122, Wilmington, DE 19808 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (833) 921-6200
    Monday
    08:00 - 17:30
    Tuesday
    08:00 - 16:30
    Wednesday
    08:00 - 16:30
    Thursday
    08:00 - 17:30
    Friday
    08:00 - 16:30
    Saturday
    Closed
    Sunday
    Closed
  3. 3
    Dept of Pediatric Ophthalmology
    840 Walnut St Ste 1210, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (484) 434-2700
  4. 4
    Keystone Eye Associates
    9126 BLUE GRASS RD, Philadelphia, PA 19114 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (215) 331-4141
  5. 5
    Ophthalmic Partners of Pennsylvania
    319 W State St, Media, PA 19063 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (610) 566-1227
    Friday
    08:00 - 16:00
  6. 6
    Office
    840 Walnut St # 12101210, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (215) 928-3244
  7. 7
    WellSpan Cardiology
    140 N Pointe Blvd, Lancaster, PA 17601 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (717) 397-8259

Hospital Affiliations
Admitting Hospitals

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  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Lankenau Medical Center
  • WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital

Experience & Treatment Frequency

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Visual Field Defects
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Treatment frequency



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Visual Field Defects
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Progressive High Myopia
Esotropia
Exotropia
Lazy Eye
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Strabismus
Chalazion
Congenital Nystagmus
Diplopia
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Eyelid Disorders
Hypertropia
Hypotropia
Nystagmus
Stye
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Extraocular Muscle Surgery
Strabismus Surgery
Acquired Coloboma
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Allergic Conjunctivitis
Alternating Hyperphoria
Anisocoria
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Astigmatism
Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
Benign Neoplasm of Eye
Black Eye
Blepharitis
Brown Syndrome
Cataract
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Chronic Conjunctivitis
Color Blindness
Conjunctiva Cyst
Conjunctival Hemorrhage
Contusion of the Eyeball
Convergence Insufficiency
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Corneal Diseases
Corneal Ulcer
Cyclophoria
Dislocation of Lens
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Dry Eyes
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Duane Retraction Syndrome
Endophthalmitis
Entropion
Esophoria
Exophoria
Eye Cancer
Eye Infections
Eyeball Contusion
Farsightedness
Floaters
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Foveal and Macular Hypoplasia
Herpetic Keratitis
Hyphema
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Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
Keratitis
Keratoconus
Macular Hole
Macular or Retinal Edema
Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
Mechanical Strabismus
Migraine
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Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
Nearsightedness
Nerve Sheath Tumors
Paralytic Strabismus
Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
Presbyopia
Purulent Endophthalmitis
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
Retinal Dystrophy
Retinal Hemangioma
Retinal Neovascularization
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Squamous Blepharitis
Trichiasis
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Vitreous Abscess
Vitreous Hemorrhage
Excision of Chalazion
Eye Surgery
Eyelid Surgery
Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
Vitreoretinal Surgery
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    • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
    • Advantra
    • Aetna
    • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    • Amerihealth
    • Anthem
    • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Buckeye Community Health Plan
    • Capital Blue Cross
    • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • CareSource
    • Cigna
    • Cigna-HealthSpring
    • Commercial Insurance Company
    • Community Health Choice
    • Consumer Health Network
    • CoreSource
    • CorVel
    • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Health Care of Delaware
    • Devon Health
    • EmblemHealth
    • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
    • First Health
    • Geisinger Health Plan
    • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    • Health Net
    • HealthAmerica Pennsylvania, Inc.
    • HealthPlus
    • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    • Humana
    • Husky Health
    • inHealth
    • Intergroup
    • INTotal Health
    • Keystone Health Plan East
    • MagnaCare
    • March Vision Care
    • Medicaid
    • Medicare
    • Midwest Health Plan
    • Molina Healthcare
    • MultiPlan
    • Mutual of Omaha
    • One Health
    • One Net
    • Oxford Health Plans
    • Peach State Health Plan
    • Private HealthCare Systems
    • Simply Healthcare Plans
    • Staywell (Wellcare)
    • Tricare
    • Triple-S Salud, Inc. (TSS)
    • UnitedHealthCare
    • UPMC
    • Wellcare of Georgia
    • Worker's Compensation

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    4.1
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    Based on 26 ratings
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    2 Star
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    1 Star
    (5)
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    About Dr. Leonard Nelson, MD

    Specialties*
    • Pediatric Ophthalmology

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    Years of Experience
    • 48 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1093789679
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Children's Hospital of D.C.
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Bellevue Hospital Center
    Residency
    Internship
    • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • HARVARD Medical School
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Ophthalmology
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    Dr. Nelson has seen patients for Visual Field Defects, Degenerative Disorders of Globe and Progressive High Myopia, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Nelson on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    26 patients have reviewed Dr. Nelson. The overall rating for this provider is 4.1. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Nelson.

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