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Dr. Nicoletta A Fynn Thompson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Nicoletta Fynn-Thompson's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and intraocular lens (IOL) repositioning. Dr. Fynn-Thompson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Dr. Fynn-Thompson is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Intraocular Lens Repositioning, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bonnie An Henderson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Bonnie Henderson is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Waltham, MA, Plymouth, MA, and Boston, MA. These areas are among her clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Henderson attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. The average patient rating for Dr. Henderson is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Henderson takes. She has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Thomsen-Montgomery Scholar. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Dr. Peter Augustus Rapoza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Rapoza, who practices in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Waltham, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), dry eyes, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). Dr. Rapoza is affiliated with Beverly Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Rapoza attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rapoza has received professional recognition including the following: Outstanding Faculty Contribution To Residency Education; Honor Award, American Academy Of Ophthalmology; and Joseph A Capps Award.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Dry Eyes, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts

Dr. Samir A Melki, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Beacon Street; Suite 6w
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Samir Melki works as an ophthalmologist in Brookline, MA and Lawrence, MA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in LASIK, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Melki attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. His distinctions include: Worthen Center Award; For Excellence In Eyecare; and Runner-up, ASCRS video festival, Refractive Complications, San Diego CA. Dr. Melki (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Botox Injection, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Cornea ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; #600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Hu specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Boston, MA and Plymouth, MA. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Hu performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hu is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
20 Staniford Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jack Greiner is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jack Greiner works in Boston, MA and Andover, MA. Dr. Greiner's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Greiner is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Greiner takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Greiner obtained Dr. Greiner's medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed Dr. Greiner's residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Greiner has received include Awardee, Research Grant, National Eye Inst; American Academy Of Ophthalmology Achiev Awd Physician Of The Year, Am Assoc of Physican Specialists; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Greiner is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Dr. Greiner is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
183 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Poor's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Poor include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Poor is professionally affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Poor honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Poor's office for an appointment. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Priyanka Sood, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Beacon Street; Suite 6
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Priyanka Sood is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Brookline, MA. Dr. Sood's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She has indicated that her clinical interests include juvederm, pterygium, and LASIK. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sood has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Botox Injection, Pterygium, Juvederm, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

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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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