We found 15 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 specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Miami, FL. Dr. Flynn (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of macular problems, diabetic retinopathy, and surgical procedures. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Flynn attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flynn 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 physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Obrien's clinical interests include external eye diseases and cornea problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute and Beaumont Hospitals. He has received the following distinction: 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. John Pedro Aguilar, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 402
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Juan Aguilar's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Aguilar include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Aguilar is a graduate of the University of Salamanca Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Aguilar is professionally affiliated with 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, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Sonia Yoo works as an ophthalmologist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yoo honors. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cornea Transplant, 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 works as an ophthalmologist. In Dr. Awdeh's practice, he is particularly interested in external eye diseases and cornea problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Culbertson's clinical interests encompass 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. He has received distinctions including 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. Kendall Estelle Donaldson, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 Nw 17th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kendall Donaldson is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Donaldson accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing Dr. Donaldson's residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Donaldson attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. 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: Vision Problems, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, LASIK, Cornea Problems

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

Dr. Carol Karp, who practices in Miami, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing her residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Karp attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karp takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Karp 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, Cornea Transplant, Vision Problems, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Guillermo Amescua sees patients in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Miami, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. For his professional training, Dr. Amescua completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

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

Dr. Alberto Aran works as an ophthalmologist in Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Hialeah, FL. Dr. Aran speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Aran focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is affiliated with Aran Eye Associates. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Aran is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of South Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

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

Dr. Joseph Trentacoste works as an ophthalmologist in Miami Lakes, FL and Miami, FL. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Trentacoste 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. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. Dr. Trentacoste has received professional recognition including the following: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2441 Sw 37th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Salomon Esquenazi's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Esquenazi is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. After attending Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Esquenazi's average patient rating is 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

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

Dr. Richard Kalski's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Kalski's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. The average patient rating for Dr. Kalski is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kalski 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: , 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include external eye diseases and cornea problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abou Shousha's 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)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1661 Sw 37th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Gabriel Lazcano works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Lazcano's training includes a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center. He takes 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: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, 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.
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