We found 7 providers with an interest in refractive surgery near Cincinnati, OH.

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Dr. Adam Henry Kaufman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
234 Goodman Street
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Adam Kaufman practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include eye problems. Dr. Kaufman is affiliated with Cincinnati VA Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati Health (UC Health). Before performing his residency at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute, Dr. Kaufman attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. James Joseph Sanitato, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7730 Montgomery Road; Suite 120
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. James Sanitato practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Sanitato attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Saif Jaweed, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7730 Montgomery Road; Suite 120
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Saif Jaweed's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Jaweed is affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare. He attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University Hospital, Cincinnati. Dr. Jaweed's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Jean M Amrien Noll, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7730 Montgomery Road; Suite 120
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Jean Noll is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Noll average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Noll is professionally affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Noll takes. She graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7850 Camargo Road
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Radhika Kumar's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Kumar accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Kumar attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Michael J Lyons
Specializes in Optometry
222 Piedmont Avenue; Uc Health Physicians Office (clifton)
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Michael Lyons works as an optometrist in West Chester, OH and Cincinnati, OH. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lyons is especially interested in eye problems. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with the University of Cincinnati Health (UC Health).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Uveitis, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
7850 Camargo Road
Cincinnati, OH
 

Dr. Robert Benza is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Benza at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Benza include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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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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