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We found 16 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 specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). These areas are among Dr. Flynn's clinical interests: macular problems, diabetic retinopathy, and surgical procedures. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Charles L. Schepens Award. Dr. Flynn (or staff) speaks 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Obrien's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Wilmer Eye Institute and Beaumont Hospitals. His areas of clinical interest consist of 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. Obrien takes. Dr. Obrien has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Yoo focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Yoo's training includes a residency program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Yoo accepts 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, who practices in Miami, FL and Plantation, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Donaldson include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Donaldson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Donaldson attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Donaldson's distinctions 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, who practices in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Aguilar include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aguilar honors. After attending the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Aguilar completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Aguilar's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Medical Arts Surgery Center at Baptist.

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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 medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Awdeh include external eye diseases and cornea problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Awdeh completed his residency training 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Dr. Culbertson attended Emory University School of Medicine. He 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Karp honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed her residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. Her distinctions include: 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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Amescua trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. In Dr. Trentacoste's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Trentacoste studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Trentacoste is 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 area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Esquenazi's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Esquenazi include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Coral Gables, FL. Dr. Beraja is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beraja include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He attended the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with McGill University. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, 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

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

Dr. Alberto Aran works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Aran completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Aran is conversant in 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

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

Dr. Richard Kalski is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Kalski studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for his residency. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Kalski has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors 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)

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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Abou Shousha include external eye diseases and cornea problems. Dr. Abou Shousha 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. His education and training includes medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Alexandria University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1661 Sw 37th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Lazcano's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lazcano 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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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.