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We found 8 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 015 near Ann Arbor, MI.

Dr. Roni Mintz Shtein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Roni Shtein specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in external eye diseases and cornea problems. She is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS), the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System, and St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital. Dr. Shtein takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed her residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Tumor, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Ulcers, Refractive ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Thomas Hood, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Christopher Hood works as an ophthalmologist. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Cole Eye Institute for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Hood honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS), the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System, and Genesys Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Dry Eye Syndrome, Corneal Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Sugar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Alan Sugar is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Sugar focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Sugar accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Sugar trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Relevant Interests: , conductive keratoplasty (CK), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: Tumor, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Herpes, Ulcers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Anneke Woodward, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Maria Woodward is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of clinical interest consist of external eye diseases and cornea problems. Dr. Woodward's professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Anterior Segment ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahzad Ihsan Mian, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Shahzad Mian is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Mian's training includes a residency program at Wills Eye Institute. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mian is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Tumor, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Stem Cell Transplant, Refractive ... (Read more)

Dr. Hunson Kaz Soong, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Hunson Soong is an Ann Arbor, MI physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Soong honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Soong attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Tumor, Dry Eyes, Wounds, Cornea Transplant, Ulcers, LASIK, Infections, Cornea Problems

Karen Suzanne Deloss
Specializes in Optometry
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Karen Deloss specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Ann Arbor, MI, Northville, MI, and Brighton, MI. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Deloss's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Bradley W Taylor
Specializes in Optometry
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Bradley Taylor's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Sports Health, Cornea Transplant, Vision Problems, Keratoconus, Refractive Surgery, Astigmatism, ... (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.