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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
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sandhya Iyer, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in corneal and external diseases. Dr. Iyer's clinical interests include deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), LASIK, and cataract surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iyer accepts. After attending B.J. Medical College, Pune for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She has received the following distinction: D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas.

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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's area of specialization is corneal and external diseases. Dr. Verity attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine, and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then went on to complete his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His areas of expertise include the following: YAG laser capsulotomy, LASIK, and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Verity has received 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

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Dr. Harrison Dwight Cavanagh, PhD, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Harrison Cavanagh practices corneal and external diseases in Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cavanagh include conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. His professional affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Wilmer Eye Institute's residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cavanagh accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cavanagh 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. Venkateswara Vinod Mootha, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 6th Floor
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Venkateswara Mootha is a corneal and external diseases specialist. Dr. Mootha is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mootha include deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), LASIK, and cataract surgery. Dr. Mootha is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Grant Award Recipient; D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas; and Cornea Society Member with thesis. He is professionally affiliated with 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: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Endothelial Keratoplasty, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Whitman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Whitman an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Whitman include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients. Dr. Whitman graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Whitman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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
5315 N Central Expressway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Harvey Carter's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Carter has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carter takes. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his professional training, Dr. Carter completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. In addition to English, Dr. Carter speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Carter has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Michael Milner is an ophthalmologist in Dallas, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. Dr. Milner is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Milner has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

Dr. Jeremy Bartley sees patients in Dallas, TX. His medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. These areas are among his clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and YAG laser capsulotomy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bartley honors. He attended medical school at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. He 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, Corneal Topography, Conjunctivitis, Cataract Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Sargent is an ophthalmologist in Dallas, TX. Dr. Sargent's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Sargent's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, he speaks 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.