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We found 17 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Coral Gables, FL.

Dr. Harry Weisiger Flynn Jr., MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
900 Nw 17th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Harry Flynn's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has indicated that his clinical interests include macular problems, diabetic retinopathy, and surgical procedures. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flynn studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for his residency. Dr. Flynn has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Charles L. Schepens Award. Dr. Flynn (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Endophthalmitis, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Terrence Patrick OBrien, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Terrence Obrien is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Miami, FL. He speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Obrien focuses on external eye diseases and cornea problems. Before completing his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute and Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Obrien attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cornea Transplant, Vision Problems, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

Dr. Sonia Hojung Yoo, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue; M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Sonia Yoo specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Yoo has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cornea Transplant, Vision Problems, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

Dr. Kendall Estelle Donaldson, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kendall Donaldson specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Donaldson's practice, Dr. Donaldson focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Donaldson honors. Dr. Donaldson obtained Dr. Donaldson's medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed Dr. Donaldson's residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Donaldson include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Vision Problems, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Pedro Aguilar, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 402
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Juan Aguilar's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Aguilar speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aguilar include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist. After completing medical school at the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Aguilar takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Mahir Awdeh, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Awdeh's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Awdeh focuses on external eye diseases and cornea problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Awdeh completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Vision Problems, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. William W Culbertson IV, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. William Culbertson is an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Culbertson is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt Eye Institute's residency program. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Vision Problems, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carol Lynn Karp, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue; Box 016960 M851
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carol Karp is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Karp completed a residency program at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Tumor, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Transplant, Vision Problems, Anterior Segment Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Guillermo Amescua, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 N.w. 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Guillermo Amescua's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Amescua trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Amescua honors.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Vision Problems, Artificial Cornea Transplant, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Trentacoste is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. On average, patients gave Dr. Trentacoste a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trentacoste takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Trentacoste attended Harvard Medical School. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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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 Other, Ophthalmology
2441 Sw 37th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Salomon Esquenazi's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Esquenazi obtained his medical school training at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. On average, patients gave Dr. Esquenazi a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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
2550 S Douglas Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Beraja's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Beraja include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with McGill University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Alberto Joaquin Aran, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1097 S Le Jeune Road; Third Floor
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Aran is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Aran include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aran takes. Dr. Aran graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Aran has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Aran Eye Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Victoria S Chang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 N.w. 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Victoria Chang's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Chang accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Awards and/or distinctions she has received include ARVO 2015 National Eye Institute Travel Grant Recipient; American Uveitis Society 19th Annual Winter Symposium Travel Grant Recipient; and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Resident Excellence. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cornea Transplant, Vision Problems, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, LASIK, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
6161 Sunset Drive; Suite B
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Kalski specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kalski include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Kalski completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Patient ratings for Dr. Kalski average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Mohamed F Abou Shousha, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Mohamed Abou Shousha is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include external eye diseases and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at Alexandria University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Abou Shousha attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Vision Problems, Keratoconus, Artificial Cornea Transplant, Cataract Surgery ... (Read more)

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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.