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Specializes in Ophthalmology
708 E University Avenue
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Walter Marshall is an ophthalmologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Marshall is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Kyle Christian Balch, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6717 Nw 11th Place, Suite A; Suite A
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Kyle Balch sees patients in Gainesville, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Balch is especially interested in plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 344
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,913
  • Medicare Cost: $644 - $816
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1601 S.w. Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Benjamin Lambright is an ophthalmologist. In Dr. Lambright's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Lambright attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,080
  • Medicare Cost: $655
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1601 Sw Archer Road; Department of Ophthalmology
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Melissa Iglesias works as an ophthalmologist in Gainesville, FL and Lake City, FL. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Iglesias completed her residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She 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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Iglesias is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,697
  • Medicare Cost: $690
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
6717 Nw 11th Place; Suite A
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Catlin's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Catlin include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 136
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,900
  • Medicare Cost: $670

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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.