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Nicoletta A. Fynn-Thompson MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Nicoletta Fynn-Thompson works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fynn-Thompson include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and intraocular lens (IOL) repositioning. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Fynn-Thompson attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fynn-Thompson honors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Intraocular Lens Repositioning, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Samir Melki PHD, M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
1101 Beacon Street; Suite 6w
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Samir Melki sees patients in Brookline, MA and Lawrence, MA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, Dr. Melki attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Melki include LASIK, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan. He has received professional recognition including the following: Worthen Center Award; For Excellence In Eyecare; and Runner-up, ASCRS video festival, Refractive Complications, San Diego CA. In addition to English, Dr. Melki (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Melki is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Dr. Melki's 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)

Bonnie An Henderson
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.1 stars (5 ratings)
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Bonnie Henderson is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Henderson include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Henderson is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Henderson's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Boston Super Doctors and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Thomsen-Montgomery Scholar. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Henderson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Peter A. Rapoza
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 3.94 stars (14 ratings)
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Rapoza specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Danvers, MA. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), dry eyes, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rapoza honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Rapoza's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received distinctions including Outstanding Faculty Contribution To Residency Education; Honor Award, American Academy Of Ophthalmology; and Joseph A Capps Award. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lahey Health, Beverly Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rapoza is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Daniel Hu's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Hu accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Tufts Health Plan, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Hu studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.24 stars (25 ratings)
20 Staniford Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jack Greiner practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Boston, MA and Andover, MA. Dr. Greiner's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Greiner is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital (Winchester, MA), Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) (Medford, MA), and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Dr. Greiner studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Greiner trained at Georgetown University Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Greiner is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Greiner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greiner has received professional recognition including the following: 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 has an open panel.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Chelmsford, MA, Boston, MA, and Winthrop, MA. In his practice, Dr. Poor focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Poor accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. Dr. Poor's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Priyanka Sood MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1101 Beacon Street; Suite 6
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Priyanka Sood is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sood's areas of expertise include the following: latisse, juvederm, and pterygium. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Botox Injection, Pterygium, Juvederm, Latisse, 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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