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

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Dr. Gerald J Mullan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
22039 John R Road
Hazel Park, MI
 

Dr. Gerald Mullan, who practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI, Rochester, MI, and Hazel Park, MI, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Mullan attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Mullan's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. The average patient rating for Dr. Mullan is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mullan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Frank Derr's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Derr include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Derr honors. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Kresge Eye Institute and DMC Harper University Hospital. He is affiliated with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Thomas Millman works as an ophthalmologist in Rochester, MI, Macomb, MI, and Warren, MI. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at DMC Harper University Hospital for residency. Dr. Millman is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Crittenton Hospital Medical Center.

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All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Piero Simone works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Simone's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simone include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, 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.
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