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We found 7 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Oakland, CA.

Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
400 29th Street; #315
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss' areas of specialization are ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology; she sees patients in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Her areas of clinical interest consist of eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Silkiss attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Silkiss has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Silkiss has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Dr. Selim Taylan Koseoglu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5275 Claremont Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Selim Koseoglu's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Koseoglu attended medical school at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Koseoglu focuses on eye problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Koseoglu (or staff) speaks Turkish. He also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Filipino. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Dr. Daniel A Brinton, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3300 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Brinton practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He studied medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for his residency. Dr. Brinton has indicated that his clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Brinton's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brinton (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and German. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Dr. Vineet Nicholas Batra, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3000 Colby Street; Suite 105
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Vineet Batra is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Batra focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Batra is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Batra attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Batra (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

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Dr. Sophia Tzu-Huei Tsai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
345 9th Street; Suite 205
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Sophia Chen practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Oakland, CA. Dr. Chen speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese. Her clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Chen attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Uveitis, LASIK, Intraocular Lens Implant, Eye Problems, Cornea ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3010 Colby Street; Suite 114
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Sorenson is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Berkeley, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Sorenson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Sorenson studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sorenson trained at California Pacific Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Sorenson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

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Dr. Steven Gray Pascal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
80 Grand Avenue; Suite 700
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Steven Pascal is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Pascal has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pascal graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Doheny Eye Institute. Dr. Pascal (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Pascal is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive errors are problems in the shape of the eye that prevent light from being focused as it should. Small changes to the shape of the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped layer covering the front of the eye) and length of the eyeball can make vision blurry. Refractive surgery is any surgery on the eye that corrects a refractive error, improving vision and reducing the need for glasses and contacts. The most well-known refractive surgery is LASIK surgery, but there are several kinds.

LASIK surgery uses lasers to reshape the cornea. It can be used to treat most cases of near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. An ophthalmologist cuts away a flap of tissue covering the cornea, then guides a laser to lower or raise the curve of the cornea or to smooth out the surface of one with irregularities. It only takes 10 - 15 minutes per eye, and it is permanent.

LASEK is a very similar procedure that involves a thinner ‘flap’ under which the ophthalmologist operates. It may take slightly longer to heal, but it is a better choice for people with thin corneas.

There are several other kinds of surgery that reshape the cornea, including photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), conductive keratoplasty (CK), and laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK). While these procedures are not always as effective at vision correction as LASIK, they are also not as invasive. Unlike LASIK, they do not involve cutting open the flap of corneal tissue at the beginning of the procedure. PRK trims only the top layer of the cornea, while CK and LTK use heat to create precise scarring that will reshape it. There also may be less risk of side effects.

For severe cases of myopia, or nearsightedness, a procedure called phakic intraocular lenses may be used. These are like an implantable contact lens that is permanently inserted into the eye, in front of the natural lens.

Although an optician can refer patients to a surgeon, refractive surgery can only be performed by an ophthalmologist. A complete eye exam and consultation should always be performed. While recovery may take a few days of discomfort and blurry vision, it can lead to a lifetime free of glasses and contacts.