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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2800 Ross Clark Circle Sw; Suite 1
Dothan, AL
 

Dr. Marnix Heersink's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Heersink an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program. Dr. Heersink (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 657
  • Charge (avg.): $2,300 - $3,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $489 - $619

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5937 W Main Street
Dothan, AL
 

Dr. Kirk Sturridge's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Sturridge include glaucoma and cataracts. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sturridge accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Sturridge attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 86
  • Charge (avg.): $2,300 - $3,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $446 - $553

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
2800 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL
 

Dr. Sebastian Heersink is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heersink honors. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Heersink performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 520
  • Charge (avg.): $2,300 - $3,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $493 - $612

Specializes in Optometry
4310 Montgomery Highway
Dothan, AL
 

Dr. Michael Hill practices optometry (primary eye care) in Dothan, AL. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $126
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $121

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What is Cataract Surgery?

A cataract is a cloudy, dull area that develops in the lens of the eye, usually in people over the age of 55. It is sometimes linked to a deficiency in certain nutrients, especially lutein, zinc, and vitamin E. Cataracts can cause significant vision loss and even blindness. Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the damaged lens and replace it with an artificial lens, making it possible to see clearly again.

Cataract surgery is a relatively simple surgery, performed under local anesthetic, which usually takes less than an hour. The ophthalmologist makes a tiny incision in the corner of the eye and removes the old lens. Then the new lens, which is permanent and made of plastic, is inserted. There are different kinds of replacement lenses available, just as there are different kinds of lenses for eyeglasses. Monofocal lenses are good for distance but will require the use of reading glasses for near vision. Bifocal lenses have different focal points for near and far vision depending on the angle at which you look through the lens. There are even adjustable lenses that can shift between near and far vision with the movement of your eye muscles.

If both eyes require surgery, usually the ophthalmologist does one eye at a time to allow your vision on one side to heal before performing surgery on the other. After surgery, you can typically go home right away, although driving is not recommended. There is not usually much pain, but you might feel an itching sensation for the first day or two as the incision in your eye heals. It may take several weeks for your vision to fully adapt to the new lens.

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