We found 7 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 sees patients in Teaneck, NJ and Bedminster, NJ. His medical specialty is uveitis and ocular immunology. Clinical interests for Dr. Najarian include uveitis, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Najarian's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Najarian obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Najarian (or staff) speaks the following 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, Cataract ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Rosenberg's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Rosenberg is in-network for Amerigroup, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Rosenberg attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Rosenberg has received the distinction of Bergen County Super Doctors. Dr. Rosenberg (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
12 N State Rt 17
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. Osher Sebrow is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Hebrew. In Dr. Sebrow's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Sebrow has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sebrow takes.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Michael Fleischer's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Fleischer include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Valley Health System and Hackensack University Medical Center. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fleischer takes. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York 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 Other, Ophthalmology
17-15 Maple Avenue; 1st Floor
Fair Lawn, NJ
 

Dr. Nicholas Trotta's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Trotta is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. In addition to English, Dr. Trotta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Trotta is affiliated with St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: LASIK

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

Dr. Damon Pettinelli is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Pettinelli speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Abington Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Pettinelli is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Joseph Dello Russo specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Bergenfield, NJ. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Dello Russo has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York Medical College and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. 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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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.