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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Nachazel's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nachazel takes. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. For her residency, Dr. Nachazel trained at Beaumont Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Eye Exam, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Neal Krasnick specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Krasnick is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include plastic surgery procedures, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Krasnick is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Pelavin graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pelavin completed a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pelavin honors. His 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. Michael Joseph Clune, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
47100 Schoenherr; Suite # F
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Michael Clune is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Clune focuses on LASIK, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Clune is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Clune performed his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Klein an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and non-invasive procedures. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Klein is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Workers' Compensation, and more. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Mullan's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Mullan has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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: 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 Saint Clair Shores, MI physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Channell an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: plastic surgery procedures, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Channell accepts. Dr. Channell is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. She trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for her residency.

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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 is an ophthalmologist in Rochester, MI, Macomb, MI, and Warren, MI. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Millman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Khambati focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Henry Ford Health System. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Kresge Eye Institute. Dr. Khambati (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi.

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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). In his practice, Dr. Derr focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Before completing his residency at Kresge Eye Institute and DMC Harper University Hospital, Dr. Derr attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He accepts 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.