We found 12 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Sonal Sanjeev Tuli, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Sonal Tuli's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Tuli graduated from Grant Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. Her clinical interests include cornea transplant (keratoplasty), cataracts, and dry eye syndrome. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Exemplary Teacher Award and UF College of Medicine and every year since; Secretariat Award and American Academy of Ophthalmology 2010, 2013; and Achievement Award and American Academy of Ophthalmology. In addition to English, Dr. Tuli (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Dry Eye Syndrome, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 57
  • Charge (avg.): $3,774 - $5,273
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $625 - $827
Dr. Mark B Sherwood, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Department of Ophthalmology; Box 100284 Jhmhc
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Mark Sherwood's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Sherwood's clinical interests encompass glaucoma. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Thomas' Hospital, London, Dr. Sherwood attended The University of Manchester School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $3,928
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $668

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Anup Kubal sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Miami, FL, and Gainesville, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kubal is professionally affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Clinical Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 86
  • Charge (avg.): $3,818 - $5,064
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $672 - $830

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4340 Newberry Road; Suite 301
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Virginia Petitto practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Gainesville, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Petitto include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Petitto a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Petitto accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 144
  • Charge (avg.): $1,753 - $2,230
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $682 - $848
Dr. Kyle Christian Balch, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
6717 Nw 11th Place, Suite A; Suite A
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Kyle Balch practices ophthalmic plastic surgery in Gainesville, FL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Balch has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 344
  • Charge (avg.): $1,913
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $644 - $816
Dr. Eric John Grieser, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
1601 S.w. Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Eric Grieser practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Grieser's professional affiliations include the University of Florida Health (UF Health) and North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 72
  • Charge (avg.): $3,802 - $4,908
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $682 - $848

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1601 S.w. Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Benjamin Lambright is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Lambright attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $2,080
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $655

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1601 Sw Archer Road; Department of Ophthalmology
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Melissa Iglesias practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Iglesias include cataracts. Dr. Iglesias is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $2,697
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $690

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2521 Nw 41st Street
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Charles Sweeney specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Gainesville, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Sweeney include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Sweeney completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sweeney takes.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 115
  • Charge (avg.): $647
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $637

Specializes in Ophthalmology
6717 Nw 11th Place; Suite A
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Catlin sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Catlin takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 136
  • Charge (avg.): $1,900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $670

Specializes in Ophthalmology
708 E University Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Gregory Snodgrass is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Snodgrass's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Snodgrass trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for his residency.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 529
  • Charge (avg.): $1,854 - $1,856
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $651 - $806

Specializes in Optometry
708 E University Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Kimberly Broome works as an optometrist in Gainesville, FL. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $255
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $136

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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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