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 an ophthalmic plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Cartwright (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German. Clinical interests for Dr. Cartwright include chin implants, eyelid surgery, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Cartwright attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Cartwright average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cartwright takes Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Vitreous Hemorrhage, Prosthetics, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Conjunctivitis, Microspherophakia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1124 Cypress Glen Circle
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Saira Choudhri's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Choudhri 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. 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: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2225 N Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL
 

Dr. Ross Parks practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Kissimmee, FL and Altamonte Springs, FL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Parks include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Parks takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Parks attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Ly Nguyen is an ophthalmologist in Saint Cloud, FL, Kissimmee, FL, and Orlando, FL. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. Dr. Nguyen's education and training includes medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nguyen 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: , 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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