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 works as an ophthalmologist in Dearborn, MI. In her practice, Dr. Akler focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Akler is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore and Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Akler attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Akler average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Akler is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5050 Schaefer Road
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Mark Rubinstein works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Rubinstein obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rubinstein include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rubinstein takes AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Providence Health System.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Issa include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Issa is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Taylor. Dr. Issa is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at Kresge Eye Institute, Dr. Issa attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
15212 Michigan Avenue
Dearborn, MI
 

Dr. Stanley Grandon's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Grandon's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Dearborn. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grandon graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Grandon trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Grandon (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and Polish.

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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.