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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 Ophthalmology
773 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ
 

Dr. Lawrence Najarian practices ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of uveitis, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Najarian has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Najarian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. Dr. Najarian's professional affiliations include 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, Cataract ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Fleischer is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Westwood, NJ. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Fleischer's professional affiliations include Valley Health System and Hackensack University Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Fleischer honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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

Dr. Nicholas Trotta is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Trotta attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Trotta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended New York Medical College and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Dello Russo include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dello Russo honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Dello Russo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Greek.

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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
12 N State Rt 17
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. Osher Sebrow practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sebrow's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sebrow takes. Dr. Sebrow attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Damon Pettinelli specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pettinelli attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Abington Memorial Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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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.