We found 6 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Aetna Leap Basic near Media, PA.

Dr. Michael Andrew Negrey, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Hospital, Hcc Iii, Suite 3301
Media, PA
 

Dr. Michael Negrey is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma, LASIK, and dry eyes. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Negrey completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Negrey is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Laser Treatment, LASIK, Cornea Problems, Eyelid Surgery, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Melvin Israel Roat, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1098 W Baltimore Pike, Opp; Suite 3405
Media, PA
 

Dr. Melvin Roat is an ophthalmologist in Wynnewood, PA and Media, PA. Dr. Roat (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Polish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Roat include external eye diseases and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roat is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Uveitis, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. His areas of expertise consist of diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Dr. Witherell takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, LASIK, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
100 W Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii Suite 100
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Deepta Rawat is an ophthalmologist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Rawat attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Rawat's areas of expertise include vitreous hemorrhage, nystagmus, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). She takes Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: Vitreous Hemorrhage, Retinopathy, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Conjunctivitis, Edema, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Allison J Brucker, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 West State Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. Allison Brucker's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include diabetic eye exam, eye floater, and glaucoma. Dr. Brucker is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Eye Floater, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Dry Eyes, Botox Injection, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Ccmc Pob 1 - Suite 104
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Sheldon Morris' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Morris include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Morris is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, 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.
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