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We found 3 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept PHCS PPO near Northbrook, IL.

Dr. Lisa Fran Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1535 Lake Cook Road; Suite 305
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Rosenberg's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. Dr. Rosenberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenberg takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HealthSmart, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Randy Epstein is a corneal and external diseases specialist in Highland Park, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Chicago, IL. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Epstein completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Epstein's areas of expertise include holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. Dr. Epstein is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Epstein takes. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Rosin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1917 Cherry Lane
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Rosin is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Northbrook, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Chicago, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rosin's areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosin honors. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Rosin attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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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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.