We found 4 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Superior Health Plan near Saint Clair Shores, MI.

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

Dr. Anne Nachazel is an ophthalmologist in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Shelby Township, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Nachazel include diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Nachazel is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing her residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Nachazel attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. James Klein's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Klein average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Klein's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, non-invasive procedures, and LASIK. He is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Klein has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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

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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. These areas are among Dr. Krasnick's clinical interests: plastic surgery procedures, glaucoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Krasnick is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Krasnick is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit).

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

Dr. Mariann Channell's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for residency. Dr. Channell's areas of expertise include plastic surgery procedures, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Channell takes. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction 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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