We found 5 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept SutterSelect EPO near Sacramento, CA.

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Kwang Soo Kim MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
651 Fulton Avenue
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Kwang Kim is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in latisse, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Kim attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

All Interests: Latisse, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Eye Problems

Dr Patricia Beatriz Sierra MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1515 River Park Drive; Suite 100
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Patricia Sierra is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sierra honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sierra's office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Sierra attended National Autonomous University of Honduras Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems

Dr Richard Arnold Jones MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.95 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
1800 Tribute Road; Suite 100
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Richard Jones practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Jones is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jones completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Jones has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Jones speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Douglas Brent Reed MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
651 Fulton Avenue
Sacramento, CA

Dr. D. Reed practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA. His clinical interests encompass LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and eye problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Reed takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is open to new patients. Dr. Reed attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He is conversant in Thai.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

All Interests: Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Eye Problems

Samuel Hyung Lee MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1515 River Pak Drive; Suite 100
Sacramento, CA

Dr. Samuel Lee specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Lee takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems

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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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