We found 4 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Superior Health Plan near Saint Clair Shores, MI.

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Dr. Anne M Nachazel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
47100 Schoenherr Road; Suite F
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Anne Nachazel works as an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Nachazel include diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Nachazel accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed her residency at Beaumont Hospitals. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Dr. Neal M Krasnick, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
47100 Schoenherr Road; Suite F
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Neal Krasnick, who practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Shelby Township, MI, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Krasnick include plastic surgery procedures, glaucoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Krasnick is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krasnick accepts. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Dr. Krasnick has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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Dr. James W Klein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21711 Greater Mack Avenue
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. James Klein practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Saint Clair Shores, MI. He has a special interest in glaucoma, non-invasive procedures, and LASIK. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Klein is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Klein is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI).

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

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Dr. Mariann M Channell, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21711 Greater Mack Avenue
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Mariann Channell's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include plastic surgery procedures, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Channell takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Channell completed her residency training at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. She is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center (Detroit, MI).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction 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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