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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. James Roberts is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Italian. Dr. Roberts's areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Roberts attended East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine for medical school. Patient ratings for Dr. Roberts average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roberts accepts 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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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,350
  • Medicare Cost: $681
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2770 East Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Diana Heath works as an ophthalmologist. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. In Dr. Heath's practice, she is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Heath average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega alpha National Honor Society, President. In addition to English, Dr. Heath (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 196
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,100
  • Medicare Cost: $674
Dr. Neel Rajendra Desai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Neel Desai is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Desai performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 228
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $3,234
  • Medicare Cost: $643 - $782
Dr. Clinton Woods Sheets, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 S Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Sheets specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Clearwater, FL and Trinity, FL. Dr. Sheets's clinical interests encompass glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sheets completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is professionally affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $682
  • Medicare Cost: $675
Dr. Philip Lee Shettle, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
13113 66th Street N.
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Philip Shettle's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Shettle's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shettle studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,629
  • Medicare Cost: $679
Dr. Herbert Paul Knauf III, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Belcher Road South
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Herbert Knauf sees patients in Clearwater, FL and Trinity, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Knauf attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, radial keratotomy, and contact lenses. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Implant Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Refractive Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 171
  • Uninsured Cost: $685 - $855
  • Medicare Cost: $667 - $826
Dr. Mark Anderson Sibley, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 260
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Mark Sibley's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Sibley include diabetes, glaucoma, and LASIK. 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. Sibley honors. After completing medical school at Meharry Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Clinical Interests: Diabetes, LASIK, Cornea Problems, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Retina Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 89
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,267 - $1,775
  • Medicare Cost: $682 - $836
Dr. Stephen Mark Weinstock, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Weinstock, who practices in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Weinstock is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include eye muscle surgery, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Weinstock is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

All Interests: Eye Muscle Surgery, YAG Laser Surgery, Laser Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Eyelid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 86
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $2,924
  • Medicare Cost: $634 - $808
Dr. Michael Henry Manning Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6036 Park Boulevard
Pinellas Park-st Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Manning is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Palm Harbor, FL and Pinellas Park-Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Manning at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Palmetto Health Richland. Dr. Manning is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 126
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,439 - $1,806
  • Medicare Cost: $682 - $845
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2346 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Scott Behler is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Behler's areas of expertise include eye muscle surgery, LASIK, and radial keratotomy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Behler graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He speaks German.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Radial Keratotomy, Headache, CO2 Laser Treatment, Eye Muscle Surgery, Cornea ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 58
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $2,600
  • Medicare Cost: $672 - $818
Dr. Mark Daniel Oberlander, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
9375 66th Street N
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Mark Oberlander's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Oberlander's clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,367
  • Medicare Cost: $682
Dr. Winston Thomas Cope, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Winston Cope's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Cope is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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Clinical Interests: Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $901
  • Medicare Cost: $682
Dr. Edward Martin Deutscher, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1301 2nd Avenue Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Edward Deutscher, who practices in Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Deutscher include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Deutscher takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is affiliated with Diagnostic Clinic.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,591
  • Medicare Cost: $625
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Robert Weinstock sees patients in Largo, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Clearwater, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Largo Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Weinstock attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 568
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,498 - $3,119
  • Medicare Cost: $636 - $795
Dr. James M Nielsen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; #260
Largo, FL
 

Dr. James Nielsen is an ophthalmologist. He is especially interested in uveitis, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Nielsen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nielsen graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Uveitis, Eye Problems, CO2 Laser Treatment, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $848
Dr. Thomas Anthony Caleca, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
610 Lakeview Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Caleca specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Clearwater, FL. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Caleca completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and BlueOptions, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Caleca (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Caleca is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $850 - $1,057
  • Medicare Cost: $682 - $848

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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.