We found 10 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Dallas, TX.

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Dr. George Clifford Thorne Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. George Thorne's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Thorne include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Thorne speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Sandhya A Iyer, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sandhya Iyer, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in corneal and external diseases. After completing medical school at B.J. Medical College, Pune, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), punctal plug insertion, and LASIK. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iyer honors. She has received the following distinction: D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas. Dr. Iyer's professional affiliations include Children's Health (Texas), VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Ocular Surface Reconstruction with Limbal Stem ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5315 N Central Expressway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Harvey Carter specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Dallas, TX. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carter include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Dallas. Dr. Carter honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. In addition to English, Dr. Carter speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. Steven Maytham Verity, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
2350 North Stemmons Freeway; 844-4childrens
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Verity's specialty is corneal and external diseases. His clinical interests include YAG laser capsulotomy, punctal plug insertion, and LASIK. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Health (Texas), VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Verity is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine, and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and a graduate of Parkland Health & Hospital System's residency program. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Verity has received distinctions including D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas and Luis Perez Memorial Award in Ophthalmology LSU Medical School - New Orleans, LA.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Optical Coherence Tomography, Corneal Pachymetry, YAG ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Wayne Bartley, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeremy Bartley's area of specialization is corneal and external diseases. These areas are among his clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and YAG laser capsulotomy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bartley attended East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Health (Texas) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Corneal Topography, Conjunctivitis, Cataract ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2801 Lemmon Avenue; Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kimberly Warren practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Warren's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Warren accepts. Dr. Warren graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Warren trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is affiliated with Texas Health Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. Harrison Dwight Cavanagh, PhD, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Harrison Cavanagh is a cornea specialist in Dallas, TX. Dr. Cavanagh's clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with Children's Health (Texas), VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at Wilmer Eye Institute for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cavanagh takes. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Cavanagh has received include Texas Super Doctors; D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas; and Cornea Society Castroviejo Medal One of the world's top ophthalmology prizes.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Foreign Body Removal, Conjunctivitis, Cataract Surgery, Injections, ... (Read more)

Dr. Venkateswara Vinod Mootha, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Venkateswara Mootha is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in corneal and external diseases. His areas of expertise include deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), LASIK, and keratoconus. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Mootha attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mootha include: Grant Award Recipient; D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas; and Cornea Society Member with thesis. Dr. Mootha is professionally affiliated with Children's Health (Texas), VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Keratoconus, Endothelial ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Spencer Milner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 609
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Michael Milner is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma, LASIK, and cataract surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Milner attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, LASIK

Dr. Jamie Wirth Sargent IV, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 609
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James Sargent's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Dr. Sargent is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Sargent attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Sargent honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Glasses, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser ... (Read more)

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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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