We found 4 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1443 near Gainesville, FL.

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. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Balch accepts. Dr. Balch obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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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

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

Dr. Benjamin Lambright sees patients in Gainesville, FL and Lecanto, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Lambright is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. 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' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Iglesias's clinical interests encompass cataracts. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iglesias takes. She attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Iglesias is affiliated with North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System.

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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
6717 Nw 11th Place; Suite A
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Catlin practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Gainesville, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

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