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We found 4 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Arlington, TX.

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Dr. Ronald Martin Barke, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
910 N Davis; Suite 100
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Ronald Barke, who practices in Arlington, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Barke is 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Barke focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Barke accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
101 W Randol Mill Road; Suite 120
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Huy Tran is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Arlington, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Tran average 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Tran speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
801 W Randol Mill Road; Suite 201
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Ford works as an ophthalmologist in Arlington, TX and Mansfield, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Ford accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital.

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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
3025 Matlock Road
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. David Kleiman sees patients in Arlington, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Kleiman honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Kleiman's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville.

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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.