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We found 10 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near Saint Clair Shores, MI.

Dr. Anne Marie Nachazel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
47100 Schoenherr Road; Suite F
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Anne Nachazel is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Nachazel's education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Dr. Neal M Krasnick, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
47100 Schoenherr Road; Suite F
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Neal Krasnick is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Krasnick's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krasnick include plastic surgery procedures, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Dr. Krasnick has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel L Pelavin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
29750 Harper Avenue
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Joel Pelavin's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pelavin's clinical interests include macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Pelavin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Dr. Michael Joseph Clune, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
47100 Schoenherr; Suite # F
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Michael Clune is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Clune attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clune include LASIK, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Clune's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, LASIK

Dr. James W Klein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21711 Greater Mack Avenue
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. James Klein practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Klein's clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and non-invasive procedures. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Klein attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Glaucoma, Cataract ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald John Mullan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21711 Greater Mack Avenue
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Gerald Mullan practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Mullan graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Mariann M Channell, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21711 Greater Mack Avenue
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Mariann Channell is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Channell's areas of expertise consist of plastic surgery procedures, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Channell accepts. She studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Dr. Channell's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Dr. Thomas Ira Millman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
30051 Schoenherr
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Millman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Millman include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Millman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at DMC Harper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Shabbir Fakhruddin Khambati, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
35426 Harper Avenue
Clinton Twp, MI
 

Dr. Shabbir Khambati is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khambati include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and eye problems. Dr. Khambati is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Kresge Eye Institute's residency program. Dr. Khambati (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is affiliated with Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Frank Nelson Derr, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
30051 Schoenherr
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Frank Derr's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Derr completed his residency training at Kresge Eye Institute and DMC Harper University Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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.