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

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

Dr. Michael Fleischer practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Westwood, NJ. Dr. Fleischer attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Valley Health System and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Lawrence Najarian specializes in uveitis and ocular immunology and practices in Teaneck, NJ and Bedminster, NJ. Patients rated Dr. Najarian highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include uveitis, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. His professional affiliations include New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Najarian attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Najarian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

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

Dr. Michael Rosenberg's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rosenberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Dr. Rosenberg has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rosenberg at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, MagnaCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Rosenberg has received the distinction of Bergen County Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Damon Pettinelli specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Pettinelli's areas of expertise include the following: 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. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Pettinelli 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 works as an ophthalmologist in Fair Lawn, NJ. Dr. Trotta is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. In addition to English, Dr. Trotta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He 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 sees patients in Bergenfield, NJ. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Dello Russo is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Dello Russo's clinical interests: LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and cataracts. He accepts 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 trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for his residency. 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), 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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