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Dr. Terrence P OBrien, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7101 Fairway Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Terrence Obrien sees patients in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Miami, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Obrien's areas of clinical interest consist of external eye diseases and cornea problems. He is affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens. Dr. Obrien studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes residency programs at Wilmer Eye Institute and Beaumont Hospitals. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cornea Transplant, Vision Problems, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Goldman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3401 Pga Boulevard; Suite 440
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. David Goldman, who practices in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Goldman has indicated that his clinical interests include pterygium, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Jupiter Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Cabrini Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Pterygium, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2505 Metrocentre Boulevard; Suite 300
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Alan Kohn's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Kohn's medical residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. The average patient rating for Dr. Kohn is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kohn is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Hoi-Young Ellen Koo, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
7101 Fairway Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Ellen Koo is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Naples, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koo takes. Dr. Koo attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Lewis Mitchell, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
22023 St Road #7; Suite 102
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Alan Mitchell is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Boca Raton, FL. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include LASIK and cataracts. Dr. Mitchell is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Mitchell attended Temple University School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Latisse, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK

Dr. Guillermo Amescua, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7101 Fairway Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Guillermo Amescua practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Amescua trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. His professional affiliations include Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Miami.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Vision Problems, Artificial Cornea Transplant, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3355 Burns Road; Suite 205
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Richard Margolies is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Margolies is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Margolies's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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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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