Dr. Karen Shimshak, MD


Pediatric Ophthalmology | Female

Dr. Karen Shimshak, MD

Dr. Karen Shimshak, MD is a pediatric ophthalmology doctor who practices in Belgrade, MT. She is 58 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Shimshak is affiliated with Bozeman Health and Nemours Children's Hospital.

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    Dr. Shimshak's Care Philosophy

    Patient care with compassion while taking care to educate and communicate.

    Dr. Shimshak says...

    Eye Muscle Surgery-Children & Adults

    Complex and Re-operative Strabismus

    Tearing disorders treatment and surgery

    Eyelid surgery

    Botox treatment for facial muscle spasms

    Dr. Shimshak's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
    •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Ophthalmology

    Conditions Treated

    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Astigmatism
    • Benign Tumor
    • Blepharitis
    • Blocked Tear Duct
    • Chalazion
    • Diplopia
    • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
    • Ectropion of Eyelid
    • Esotropia
    • Exotropia
    • Eye Infections
    • Eye Movement Disorders
    • Eye Muscle Disorders
    • Eye Palsy
    • Eyelid Disorders
    • Eyelid Growth
    • Eyelid Inflammation
    • Eyelid Spasm
    • Farsightedness
    • Graves' Disease
    • Headache
    • Hypertropia
    • Hypotropia
    • Lazy Eye
    • Migraine
    • Nearsightedness
    • Nystagmus
    • Paralytic Strabismus
    • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
    • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
    • Strabismus


    • Medical School
      Medical College Of Wisconsin

      Graduated in 1985

    • Internship Hospital
      St. Lukes Hospital

      Completed in 1986

    • Residency Hospital
      Medical College Of Wisconsin

      Completed in 1989

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Indiana University-Pediatric Ophthalmology

      Completed in 1990

    • Undergraduate School
      Cornell College

      Graduated in 1981

    • Other Education
      Wilmer Eye Inst-Hereditary Eye Diseases

      Completed in 1991

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Pediatric Ophthalmology
    • Ophthalmology

    Procedures Performed

    • Blepharoplasty
    • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
    • Excision of Chalazion
    • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
    • Eye Examination
    • Eye Surgery
    • Eyelid Surgery
    • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
    • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
    • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
    • Strabismus Surgery
    • Tear Drainage Surgery
    • Tear Duct Surgery