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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5050 Schaefer Road
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Mark Rubinstein is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Southfield, MI, Livonia, MI, and Dearborn, MI. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Rubinstein is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Rubinstein takes AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Implant Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
23522 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Said Issa is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Issa graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Issa takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Daniel S Haddad, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4700 Schaefer Road; Suite 260
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Daniel Haddad is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and radial keratotomy. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Haddad accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Haddad (or staff) speaks Chaldean Neo-Aramaic, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Haddad is professionally affiliated with Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG) and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), radial keratotomy

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
15212 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Stanley Grandon practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Dearborn, MI. In his practice, Dr. Grandon focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Grandon graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Grandon (or staff) is conversant in German and Polish. Dr. Grandon is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn.

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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.