We found 4 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity near Highland Park, IL.

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Dr. Randy J Epstein, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
806 Central Avenue; Suite 300
Highland Park, IL

Dr. Randy Epstein is a corneal and external diseases specialist. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. Dr. Epstein is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and St. Alexius Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Epstein attended Rush Medical College for medical school. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Parag A Majmudar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
806 Central Avenue; Suite 300
Highland Park, IL

Dr. Parag Majmudar sees patients in Highland Park, IL, Chicago, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of LASIK, cataract surgery, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Majmudar is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and St. Alexius Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Majmudar (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

Dr. Bradley E Ruff, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
900 N Westmoreland Road; Ll84
Lake Forest, IL

Dr. Bradley Ruff works as an ophthalmologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Ruff is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ruff include macular degeneration, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Ruff performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and Michael Reese Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
767 Park Avenue W; Suite 150
Highland Park, IL

Dr. Mark Buranosky is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Buranosky include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Buranosky accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Buranosky trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana 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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