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 is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Miami, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Flynn (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Flynn include macular problems, diabetic retinopathy, and surgical procedures. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Flynn trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. 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 distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Charles L. Schepens Award.

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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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Wilmer Eye Institute and Beaumont Hospitals. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Obrien include 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 has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He speaks 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Yoo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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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. 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). Dr. Aguilar speaks Spanish. His clinical interests 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. Dr. Aguilar attended the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He honors 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. Kendall Estelle Donaldson, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kendall Donaldson's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Donaldson has indicated that Dr. Donaldson's clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Donaldson is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing Dr. Donaldson's residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Donaldson attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Donaldson has received the following distinctions: 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. Richard Mahir Awdeh, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Awdeh practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include external eye diseases and cornea problems. Dr. Awdeh accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Culbertson's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Dr. Culbertson attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Culbertson has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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

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

Dr. Carol Karp's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She graduated from 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 an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including 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 works as an ophthalmologist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Amescua trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency.

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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
2550 S Douglas Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Roberto Beraja is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Coral Gables, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Beraja graduated from the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. 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 Gold.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Aran has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. He is professionally affiliated with Aran Eye Associates. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Aran trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aran has received the following distinction: South Florida Super Doctors.

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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
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Trentacoste is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Trentacoste honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Trentacoste attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His distinctions include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Trentacoste 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 area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Esquenazi honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He 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. 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
6161 Sunset Drive; Suite B
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Richard Kalski is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in South Miami, FL and Miami, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Kalski 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. Dr. Kalski studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kalski trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1661 Sw 37th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Lazcano works as an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL. Dr. Lazcano has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. He honors 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: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Mohamed Abou Shousha is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Abou Shousha include 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. Dr. Abou Shousha attended medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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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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.