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

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Specializes in Uveitis and Ocular Immunology
773 Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ
 

Dr. Lawrence Najarian is an ocular immunologist in Teaneck, NJ and Bedminster, NJ. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Najarian include uveitis, glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. Dr. Najarian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. He is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

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

Dr. Damon Pettinelli's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Pettinelli honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst. Before performing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Abington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Pettinelli attended Temple University School of Medicine. 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

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

Dr. Michael Fleischer is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fleischer include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. His professional affiliations include Valley Health System and Hackensack University Medical Center. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
630 E Palisade Avenue
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. John Aljian works as an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests encompass cataract surgery, cornea transplant (keratoplasty), and cataracts. He is affiliated with SJRH Park Care Pavilion, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). Dr. Aljian is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Aljian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Refractive Surgery, Eye ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nicholas Trotta is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Trotta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Wayne Hospital. Dr. Trotta is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. Dr. Trotta takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and cataracts. Dr. Dello Russo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He graduated from New York Medical College and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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), 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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