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We found 7 providers with an interest in refractive surgery near Cincinnati, OH.

Dr. Saif Jaweed, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7730 Montgomery Road; Suite 120
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Saif Jaweed is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jaweed's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University Hospital, Cincinnati, Dr. Jaweed attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He is professionally affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

Dr. James Joseph Sanitato, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7730 Montgomery Road; Suite 120
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. James Sanitato is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Dr. Sanitato performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Adam Henry Kaufman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
234 Goodman Street
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Adam Kaufman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute. In his practice, he is particularly interested in eye problems. Dr. Kaufman honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His professional affiliations include Cincinnati VA Medical Center, the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health, and Mercy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Jean M Amrien Noll, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7730 Montgomery Road; Suite 120
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Jean Amrien-Noll's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Amrien-Noll attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Amrien-Noll include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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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
7850 Camargo Road
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Radhika Kumar specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Cincinnati, OH. Her clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kumar obtained her medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Michael J Lyons
Specializes in Optometry
222 Piedmont Avenue; Uc Health Physicians Office (clifton)
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Michael Lyons specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Lyons's areas of expertise include eye problems. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Uveitis, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
7850 Camargo Road
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Robert Benza sees patients in Cincinnati, OH. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated Dr. Benza highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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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.