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We found 6 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept BlueCare Essential Health S1451 near Dothan, AL.

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

Dr. Marnix Heersink practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Dothan, AL and Andalusia, AL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Heersink honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at 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 residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Heersink (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 657
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,300 - $3,300
  • Medicare Cost: $489 - $619
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5937 W Main Street
Dothan, AL
 

Dr. Kirk Sturridge's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sturridge's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Sturridge attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 86
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,300 - $3,300
  • Medicare Cost: $446 - $553
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2800 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL
 

Dr. William Bennett, who practices in Dothan, AL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Bennett's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Bennett is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 615
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,300 - $3,300
  • Medicare Cost: $493 - $617
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2800 Ross Clark Circle; Suite 1
Dothan, AL
 

Dr. Anthony Leoncavallo is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Leoncavallo honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Leoncavallo completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,300
  • Medicare Cost: $577
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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
2800 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL
 

Dr. Sebastian Heersink's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Heersink attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Heersink trained at Wills Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 520
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,300 - $3,300
  • Medicare Cost: $493 - $612
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Specializes in Optometry
4310 Montgomery Highway
Dothan, AL
 

Dr. Michael Hill works as an optometrist in Dothan, AL. Dr. Hill accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $126
  • Medicare Cost: $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.