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Specializes in Ophthalmology
645 N Michigan Avenue; Suite 440
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Surendra Basti's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Basti (or staff) speaks Hindi and Konkani. His areas of expertise include LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and dry eyes. Dr. Basti's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Basti attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Basti has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Basti's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Implant Surgery, Partial-Thickness Corneal Transplant, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Stem ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 1520; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robert Feder's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Feder include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Feder has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Feder is accepting new patients.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
25 E Washington Street; Suite 606
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Colman Kraff's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include dysport injection, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. Dr. Kraff takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He 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 is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 1520; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Paul Bryar is an ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bryar include LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bryar is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Bryar studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 1520; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Rosenberg works as an ophthalmologist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Rosenberg's areas of expertise consist of diplopia (double vision), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenberg trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His 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)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 1520; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeanine Baqai is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Baqai include LASIK, cornea transplant (keratoplasty), and cornea problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baqai is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Baqai completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cornea Transplant, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
645 N Michigan Avenue; Suite 440
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sanja Dragovic is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and cataracts. Dr. Dragovic takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Dragovic's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
645 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Rosin practices ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Rosin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. Dr. Rosin attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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

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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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