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Specializes in Ophthalmology
160 Boston Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL
 

Dr. Myhanh Nguyen is an ophthalmologist in Orlando, FL and Altamonte Springs, FL. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Tufts Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
160 Boston Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL
 

Dr. Ross Parks' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Parks include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Parks studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Parks completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Parks has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. George Brock Magruder Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
120 E Par Street; Suite 2000
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. G. Magruder specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Magruder attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Magruder accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
773 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL
 

Dr. Farah Galaydh works as an ophthalmologist in Altamonte Springs, FL, The Villages, FL, and Orlando, FL. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Galaydh is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
331 N Maitland Avenue; Suite B2
Maitland, FL
 

Dr. Andy Aziz is an ophthalmologist in Maitland, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Aziz include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Aziz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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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.