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Dr. Mont Jay Cartwright, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
921 North Main Street
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Mont Cartwright specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery and practices in Kissimmee, FL, Orlando, FL, and Saint Cloud, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Cartwright (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Clinical interests for Dr. Cartwright include chin implants, eyelid surgery, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Dr. Cartwright graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cartwright trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Vitreous Hemorrhage, Prosthetics, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Retinoblastoma, Sarcoidosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2225 N Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ross Parks, who practices in Kissimmee, FL and Altamonte Springs, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Parks include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Parks attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. The average patient rating for Dr. Parks is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1124 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Saira Choudhri specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Kissimmee, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Choudhri a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Choudhri attended Yale School of Medicine and Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. Ly Thi Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1523 E. Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ly Nguyen's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Nguyen average 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Nguyen completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. She is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Chalazion Excision, Blepharoptosis Repair, Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Chemical ... (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.
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