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 is a cornea specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Iyer include deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), LASIK, and cataract surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iyer takes. Dr. Iyer's education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College, Pune and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. She has received the distinction of D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas. Her professional affiliations include Children's Health (Texas), 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. Harrison Dwight Cavanagh, PhD, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 6th Floor
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Harrison Cavanagh works as a cornea specialist. His clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. Dr. Cavanagh's professional affiliations include Children's Health (Texas), VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. 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. George Clifford Thorne Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. George Thorne is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Thorne's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Thorne speaks Spanish. Dr. Thorne's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medical Center Brackenridge and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Steven Verity is a specialist in corneal and external diseases. He works in Dallas, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Verity's clinical interests include YAG laser capsulotomy, LASIK, and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Health (Texas), VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, 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 for medical school. 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.

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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)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5315 N Central Expressway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Harvey Carter works as an ophthalmologist. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Carter has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Carter speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is corneal and external diseases. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mootha include deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), LASIK, and cataract surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mootha honors. Dr. Mootha's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mootha include: Grant Award Recipient; D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas; and Cornea Society Member with thesis. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Health (Texas), 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: Cataract Surgery, Endothelial Keratoplasty, Descemet's Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeremy Bartley is a physician who specializes in corneal and external diseases. Clinical interests for Dr. Bartley include conjunctivitis (pink eye), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and YAG laser capsulotomy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bartley studied medicine at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. Dr. Bartley completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. His professional affiliations include Children's Health (Texas) 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, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Corneal Topography, Conjunctivitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Milner's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, LASIK, and cataract surgery. Dr. Milner is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. 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. Jamie Wirth Sargent IV, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Barnett Suite 609
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James Sargent specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sargent's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Sargent attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He speaks Spanish.

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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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