We found 4 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity near Highland Park, IL.

Dr. Randy J Epstein, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
806 Central Avenue; Suite 300
Highland Park, IL

Dr. Randy Epstein is a specialist in corneal and external diseases. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Epstein include holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. Dr. Epstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Epstein is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Dr. Parag A Majmudar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
806 Central Avenue
Highland Park, IL

Dr. Parag Majmudar's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in LASIK, cataract surgery, and external eye diseases. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Majmudar studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Majmudar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Majmudar is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley E Ruff, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 N Westmoreland Road; Ll84
Lake Forest, IL

Dr. Bradley Ruff practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Ruff has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Michael Reese Hospital. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ruff has an open panel.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
767 Park Avenue W; Suite 150
Highland Park, IL

Dr. Mark Buranosky's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Buranosky attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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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.