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We found 8 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Multi-State Plans near Ann Arbor, MI.

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

Dr. Roni Shtein is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Ann Arbor, MI and Chelsea, MI. She has a special interest in external eye diseases and cornea problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS), the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System, and St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital. Dr. Shtein is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. She attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center for residency.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Ann Arbor, MI and Grand Blanc, MI. His areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hood accepts. Dr. Hood graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Cole Eye Institute. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 ophthalmologist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Sugar is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. 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 expertise consist of external eye diseases and cornea problems. Dr. Woodward is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her professional training, Dr. Woodward completed a residency program 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Ann Arbor, MI and Brighton, MI. Dr. Mian is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program. 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: , 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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Ann Arbor, MI. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Soong takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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 works as an optometrist. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Deloss takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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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 is an optometrist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Taylor 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.