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We found 4 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near Warren, MI.

Dr. Gerald John Mullan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
36232 Garfield Road
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Gerald Mullan is an ophthalmologist. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Mullan performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mullan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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. Thomas Ira Millman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
30051 Schoenherr
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Millman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Millman include 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 attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at DMC Harper University Hospital for residency.

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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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
29245 Ryan Road; #100
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Piero Simone is an ophthalmologist in Warren, MI. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Simone a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Simone honors 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

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

Dr. Frank Derr is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Rochester, MI and Warren, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Derr include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kresge Eye Institute and DMC Harper University Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.