We found 6 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Aetna near Cherry Hill, NJ.

Dr. Lawrence Vahan Najarian, MD
Specializes in Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
773 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ

Dr. Lawrence Najarian is a specialist in uveitis and ocular immunology. Dr. Najarian is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Najarian trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Najarian include uveitis, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Najarian's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Najarian honors. Dr. Najarian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

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Dr. Michael Eric Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
301 Bridge Plaza N
Fort Lee, NJ

Dr. Michael Rosenberg practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Rosenberg accepts Amerigroup, MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rosenberg attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received the distinction of Bergen County Super Doctors. Dr. Rosenberg (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. Dr. Rosenberg is professionally affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. Michael S Fleischer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
300 Fairview Avenue
Westwood, NJ

Dr. Michael Fleischer is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Fleischer is affiliated with Valley Health System and Hackensack University Medical Center. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for his residency. Dr. Fleischer accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
351 Evelyn Street; Suite 301
Paramus, NJ

Dr. Damon Pettinelli practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Healthfirst, and more. Dr. Pettinelli attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Abington Memorial Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
17-15 Maple Avenue; 1st Floor
Fair Lawn, NJ

Dr. Nicholas Trotta is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Fair Lawn, NJ. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trotta accepts. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Dr. Trotta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Trotta is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: LASIK

Dr. Joseph V Dello Russo, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1 N Washington Avenue
Bergenfield, NJ

Dr. Joseph Dello Russo is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and cataracts. Dr. Dello Russo is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended medical school at New York Medical College and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Dello Russo (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, ... (Read more)

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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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