We found 7 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept SutterSelect EPO near Sacramento, CA.

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Dr. David Takeshi Kira, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1700 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. David Kira is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Kira attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Kira 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: , LASIK

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Dr. Kwang Soo Kim, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
651 Fulton Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Kwang Kim is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA. Dr. Kim's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and eye problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Kim's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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Dr. Patricia Beatriz Sierra-Wilkinson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1515 River Park Drive; #100
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Sierra's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Sierra include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended National Autonomous University of Honduras Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Sierra speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). She has an open panel.

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

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Dr. Christian L Serdahl, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4925 J Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Christian Serdahl is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Sacramento, CA and Dixon, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Serdahl takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Serdahl attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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Dr. Richard Arnold Jones, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4925 J Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Richard Jones is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Jones honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jones's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Jones has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Douglas Brent Reed, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
651 Fulton Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

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

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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Dr. Samuel Hyung Lee, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4860 Y Street; Suite 2400
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Lee is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Sacramento, CA and Lincoln, CA. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Lee performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Vision Problems, ... (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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