We found 4 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Kissimmee, FL.

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

Dr. Mont Cartwright is a physician who specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cartwright's clinical interests include chin implants, eyelid surgery, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Dr. Cartwright accepts Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Cartwright (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Parks is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Choudhri include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Saint Cloud, FL, Kissimmee, FL, and Orlando, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Nguyen at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks 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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