We found 4 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Self-Pay/Uninsured near Dearborn, MI.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2841monroe
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Michelle Akler is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Akler is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. On average, patients gave Dr. Akler a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5050 Schaefer Road
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Mark Rubinstein is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Rubinstein include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Rubinstein's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Providence Health System. Before completing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Dr. Rubinstein attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubinstein accepts.

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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)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
23522 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Said Issa is an ophthalmologist in Ann Arbor, MI and Dearborn, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Issa include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Issa trained at Kresge Eye Institute. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Issa is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Taylor.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
15212 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Stanley Grandon is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Grandon include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Grandon is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Grandon (or staff) is conversant in German and Polish. He 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.
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