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We found 6 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. David Hayes Leach, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3000 W Dr Mlk Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. David Leach is an ophthalmologist in Tampa, FL. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). Dr. Leach has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Leach is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Cornea Transplant, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

Dr. Lewis Richard Groden, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Mdc21, Usf Ophthalmology Department; 12901 Bruce B. Downs
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Lewis Groden's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of LASIK, external eye diseases, and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Groden attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Groden's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Ronald Lewis Seeley, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3000 W Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Seeley's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. His areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, radial keratotomy, and anterior segment diseases. Patients rated Dr. Seeley highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Seeley honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , radial keratotomy

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Anterior Segment Diseases, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Giacomo S Guggino, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Surgery, Ophthalmology
3109 W Swann Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Giacomo Guggino is a surgeon and ophthalmologist. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Guggino attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and eye problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Guggino takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Bernard Ramon Perez, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4506 Wishart Place
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Bernard Perez's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Perez include macular degeneration, LASIK, and radial keratotomy. Dr. Perez 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Perez's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , radial keratotomy, LASIK

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. John Chi-Ching Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
2727 Dr Martin Luther King Boulevard; Suite 320
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Chan is an orthopedic traumatologist, orthopedic reconstructive surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include knee problems, radial keratotomy, and ankle problems. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Chan attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , radial keratotomy

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Implant Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Bone ... (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.