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Specializes in Ophthalmology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 216
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. James Nachbar specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Nachbar include macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Nachbar has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cryopexy, Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Eyelid Problems, Routine Eye Exam, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Colucciello, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Colucciello works as a retina specialist. Dr. Colucciello's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, dry eyes, and tumor. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cryopexy, Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Eyelid Problems, Routine Eye Exam, Facial ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Philip Horowitz's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Horowitz's clinical interests include macular degeneration, dry eyes, and tumor. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Horowitz's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cryopexy, Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Eyelid Problems, Routine Eye Exam, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Amy R Wexler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 216
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Amy Wexler is an ophthalmologist in Moorestown, NJ, Columbus, NJ, and Medford, NJ. Her education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Boston Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Wexler's clinical interests: macular degeneration, dry eyes, and tumor. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wexler is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cryopexy, Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Eyelid Problems, Routine Eye Exam, Facial ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
73 South Main Street
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Angelia Veloudios is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include macular degeneration, dry eyes, and tumor. Dr. Veloudios is an in-network provider for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. For her residency, Dr. Veloudios trained at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Veloudios's hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Prosthetics, Cryopexy, Deviated Septum, Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Chin Implants, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Miriam Renee Brown, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Miriam Brown practices ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. Patient ratings for Dr. Brown average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown takes. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cryopexy, Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Eyelid Problems, Routine Eye Exam, Facial ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Daniel Putnam's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Putnam's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Putnam completed a residency program at Casey Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cryopexy, Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Eyelid Problems, Routine Eye Exam, Facial ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Trong Tran is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Moorestown, NJ, Columbus, NJ, and Medford, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Tran completed his residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Tran is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Eyelid Problems, Routine Eye Exam, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
103 Old Marlton Pike
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Sander Cohen is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen accepts. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cryopexy, Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Eyelid Problems, Routine Eye Exam, Macular ... (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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