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We found 8 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Humana ChoiceCare PPO near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Surendra Basti, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
645 N Michigan Avenue; Suite 440
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Surendra Basti practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Basti include LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and dry eyes. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Kasturba Medical College. Dr. Basti's training includes a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Basti (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Konkani. Dr. Basti's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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Dr. Robert Scott Feder, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 1520; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Feder sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Feder's areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Feder has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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Dr. Colman R Kraff, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
25 E Washington Street; Suite 606
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Colman Kraff's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and anterior segment diseases. Dr. Kraff is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Kraff has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kraff's practice is open to new patients.

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

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Dr. Paul J Bryar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 1520; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Paul Bryar's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Bryar has a special interest in LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Bryar attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bryar's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

Dr. Michael A Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 1520; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Rosenberg's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of diplopia (double vision), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. Dr. Rosenberg takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Rosenberg has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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Dr. Jeanine Alyce Baqai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
645 N Michigan Avenue; Suite 440
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeanine Baqai's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Baqai attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Rush University Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: LASIK, external eye diseases, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baqai accepts. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Baqai has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cornea Transplant, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Cornea Problems

Dr. Jonathan Rosin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
645 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Rosin specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Northbrook, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Rosin's areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Rosin trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosin accepts. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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Dr. Sanja Dragovic, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
645 N Michigan Avenue; Suite 440
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sanja Dragovic specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dragovic include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and LASIK. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Dragovic is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery, LASIK

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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.