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

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

Dr. Roni Shtein is an ophthalmologist in Ann Arbor, MI and Chelsea, MI. These areas are among Dr. Shtein's clinical interests: external eye diseases and cornea problems. She is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS), the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System, and St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, she performed her residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shtein honors.

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

Dr. Maria Woodward's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Woodward is professionally 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: Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Anterior Segment Diseases, Refractive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shahzad Mian is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Ann Arbor, MI and Brighton, MI. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Mian is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Mian trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Alan Sugar sees patients in Ann Arbor, MI. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sugar include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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

Dr. Christopher Hood sees patients in Ann Arbor, MI and Grand Blanc, MI. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS), the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System, and Genesys Health System. Dr. Hood's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Cleveland Clinic. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hood accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Dry Eye Syndrome, Corneal Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Infections, Cornea Problems

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

Dr. Hunson Soong is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Soong graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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 practices optometry (primary eye care) in Ann Arbor, MI and Northville, MI. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. The average patient rating for Dr. Deloss is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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). Dr. Taylor is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taylor takes.

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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.
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