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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Tamiami Tr., S.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Marc Levy works as an ophthalmologist. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Levy's training includes a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levy honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $684
  • Medicare Cost: $682
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Alan Knapp is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Knapp focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Knapp takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 173
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200 - $1,300
  • Medicare Cost: $672 - $836
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1435 E. Venice Avenue; Suite 110
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Edward Fetherolf works as an ophthalmologist. These areas are among Dr. Fetherolf's clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fetherolf takes. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Fetherolf's medical residency was performed at St. Francis Hospital.

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

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. William Lahners specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In Dr. Lahners's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lahners takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 470
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,509 - $2,125
  • Medicare Cost: $654 - $826
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1219 Jacaranda Boulevard
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Scott Durrett specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Shands HealthCare. These areas are among Dr. Durrett's clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Durrett accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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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: 243
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,100 - $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $671 - $827
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1360 Venice Avenue, E.
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Shoemaker, who practices in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Shoemaker's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shoemaker's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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: 1,119
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,479 - $2,019
  • Medicare Cost: $646 - $790
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Kim practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Kim honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency. He speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 203
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,545 - $2,157
  • Medicare Cost: $671 - $834
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1299 Jacaranda Boulevard
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Trenity McKinney works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. McKinney is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. McKinney is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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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: 137
  • Uninsured Cost: $937 - $1,300
  • Medicare Cost: $678 - $836
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Palermo Place
Venice, FL
 

Dr. P. Stephenson is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Patients rated Dr. Stephenson highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stephenson attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 118
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100 - $1,650
  • Medicare Cost: $682 - $848
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Specializes in Optometry
250 S. Tamiami Trail; Suite 103
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Rubin practices optometry (primary eye care) in Venice, FL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Rubin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $181
  • Medicare Cost: $136
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Specializes in Optometry
1435 E Venice Avenue; Suite 110
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Melissa Black's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Patient ratings for Dr. Black average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Black takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $250
  • Medicare Cost: $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.