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We found 4 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Humana HMO Premier near Elgin, IL.

Dr. Eric Jon Quartetti, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
750 Fletcher Drive; Suite 106
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Eric Quartetti specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Saint Charles, IL and Elgin, IL. Dr. Quartetti graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Quartetti is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
650 Spring Hill Ring Road; Suite 2020
West Dundee, IL
 

Dr. Kristi Kozlov's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kozlov include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cornea problems. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Kozlov completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Kozlov is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1435 N Randall Road; Suite 102
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. William Reiff is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Reiff's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1710 N Randall Road; Suite 210
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Saba Quraishi is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Bloomington, IL and Elgin, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, glaucoma surgery, and LASIK. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quraishi honors. Dr. Quraishi's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Laser ... (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.