We found 7 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Anthem near Fresno, CA.

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2615 E. Clinton Avenue
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Mehdi Ghajarnia specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ghajarnia include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Ghajarnia studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Ghajarnia trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. Dr. Ghajarnia (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian. He is affiliated with VA Central California Health Care System.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 197
  • Charge (avg.): $2,822
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $648 - $833

Specializes in Optometry
5478 N Palm Avenue
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Saul Mendelsohn's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mendelsohn takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $250
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $134

Specializes in Other
5359 N Fresno Street; Suite 101
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Paramjit Fagoora accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fagoora attended medical school at Government Medical College, Patiala.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 88
  • Charge (avg.): $1,101
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $682

Specializes in Optometry
305 Pollasky Avenue
Clovis, CA
 

Dr. Steven Shute's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Shute honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $319
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $110

Specializes in Optometry
4041 N Fresno Street; Suite 102
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. John Arteaga's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arteaga honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $238
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $129

Specializes in Optometry
5110 N Blackstone Avenue; Suite 108
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Casagrande specializes in optometry (primary eye care). On average, patients gave Dr. Casagrande a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $250
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $129

Specializes in Optometry
5770 N First Street
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Charters' area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $209
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $113

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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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