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

George Clifford Thorne MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. George Thorne sees patients in Dallas, TX and Austin, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Thorne include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. His professional affiliations include the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and UT Southwestern Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thorne has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Sandhya Iyer M.D.
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
average rating 2.5 stars (1 rating)
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sandhya Iyer's area of specialization is corneal and external diseases. Her clinical interests include deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), punctal plug insertion, and LASIK. Her professional affiliations include Children's Health (Texas), VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Iyer graduated from B.J. Medical College, Pune. Dr. Iyer's medical residency was performed at Shands HealthCare. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Ocular Surface Reconstruction with Limbal Stem Cell Transplantation, ... (Read more)

Steven Maytham Verity MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
2350 North Stemmons Freeway; 844-4childrens
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Verity's medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. His areas of expertise include the following: YAG laser capsulotomy, punctal plug insertion, and LASIK. Dr. Verity accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine, and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His distinctions include: D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas and Luis Perez Memorial Award in Ophthalmology LSU Medical School - New Orleans, LA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Health (Texas), VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 3.45 stars (15 ratings)
5315 N Central Expressway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Harvey Carter specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Dallas, TX. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Carter include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Carter honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Carter's 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. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Dallas. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

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

Dr. Jeremy Bartley is a medical specialist in corneal and external diseases. These areas are among his clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and YAG laser capsulotomy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Bartley completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. He is affiliated with Children's Health (Texas) and UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Corneal Topography, Conjunctivitis, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 3.37 stars (4 ratings)
2801 Lemmon Avenue; Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kimberly Warren is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In her practice, Dr. Warren focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Warren takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Warren is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Harrison Dwight Cavanagh PH.D., M.D.
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Harrison Cavanagh is a medical specialist in corneal and external diseases. His areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cavanagh attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Cavanagh has received professional recognition including the following: D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas; Cornea Society Castroviejo Medal One of the world's top ophthalmology prizes; and Honorary Fellow American Academy of Optometry. His professional affiliations include Children's Health (Texas), VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Venkateswara Vinod Mootha MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
average rating 4.5 stars (2 ratings)
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Venkateswara Mootha is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in corneal and external diseases. These areas are among his clinical interests: deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), LASIK, and keratoconus. Dr. Mootha honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Mootha attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Mootha has received professional recognition including the following: Grant Award Recipient; D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas; and Cornea Society Member with thesis. He is affiliated with Children's Health (Texas), VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and UT Southwestern Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Keratoconus, Endothelial Keratoplasty, Descemet's Membrane Endothelial ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael S. Milner M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.75 stars (2 ratings)
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 609
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Michael Milner's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Milner attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Milner is professionally 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. James Wirth Sargent IV M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 609
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James Sargent is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Sargent include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Dr. Sargent accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Sargent attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Sargent is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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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