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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Barke's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Barke graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 ophthalmologist. Patients gave Dr. Tran an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Tran 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 is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is an ophthalmologist in Arlington, TX. Dr. Kleiman has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Kleiman performed his residency 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.