We found 9 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Sandhya A Iyer, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 6th Floor
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sandhya Iyer sees patients in Dallas, TX. Her medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. Dr. Iyer's areas of expertise include the following: deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), LASIK, and cataract surgery. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She graduated from B.J. Medical College, Pune and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas. Dr. Iyer's professional affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Ocular Surface Reconstruction with ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Maytham Verity, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Verity sees patients in Dallas, TX and Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. His areas of expertise include YAG laser capsulotomy, LASIK, and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. Dr. Verity is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine, and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His medical residency was performed at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Verity include: D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas and Luis Perez Memorial Award in Ophthalmology LSU Medical School - New Orleans, LA. His professional affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Optical Coherence Tomography, Corneal ... (Read more)

Dr. Harrison Dwight Cavanagh, PhD, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 6th Floor
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Harrison Cavanagh is a corneal and external diseases specialist in Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cavanagh include conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. Dr. Cavanagh is affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute, Dr. Cavanagh attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cavanagh takes. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors; D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas; and Cornea Society Castroviejo Medal One of the world's top ophthalmology prizes.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Foreign Body Removal, Conjunctivitis, Cataract Surgery, Injections, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Whitman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2801 Lemmon Avenue; Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Whitman's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Whitman's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Whitman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Whitman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5315 N Central Expressway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Harvey Carter practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Dallas, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Carter is 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Carter's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Carter attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Carter speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. Venkateswara Vinod Mootha, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 6th Floor
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Venkateswara Mootha is a specialist in corneal and external diseases. He works in Dallas, TX. Dr. Mootha's areas of expertise include deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), LASIK, and cataract surgery. His professional affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mootha accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Grant Award Recipient; D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas; and Cornea Society Member with thesis.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Endothelial Keratoplasty, Descemet's Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Spencer Milner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 609
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Michael Milner is an ophthalmologist in Dallas, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Milner include glaucoma, LASIK, and cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Milner attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Milner has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, LASIK

Dr. Jeremy Wayne Bartley, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 6th Floor
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeremy Bartley works as a cornea specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bartley include conjunctivitis (pink eye), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and YAG laser capsulotomy. Dr. Bartley takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. Bartley is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Corneal Topography, Conjunctivitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie Wirth Sargent IV, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Barnett Suite 609
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James Sargent practices ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Sargent completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sargent include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Sargent is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Glasses, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser ... (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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