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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Najarian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Armenian. His areas of expertise include uveitis, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Najarian's professional affiliations include New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Najarian performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Najarian is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Fleischer include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fleischer graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He is professionally affiliated with Valley Health System and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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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 Fair Lawn, NJ physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Trotta's training includes a residency program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Trotta (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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

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

Dr. Damon Pettinelli is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pettinelli takes. Dr. Pettinelli graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pettinelli trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute and Abington Memorial Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dello Russo's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dello Russo takes. 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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
12 N State Rt 17
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. Osher Sebrow is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sebrow accepts. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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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.