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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5800 Colonial Drive; Suite 100
Margate, FL
 

Dr. William Burks practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Burks's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Burks honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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: 78
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,320 - $1,760
  • Medicare Cost: $722 - $886
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5 West Sample Road
Pompano Beach, FL
 

Dr. William Rand sees patients in Pompano Beach, FL and Deerfield Beach, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Rand's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Rand (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Rand is affiliated with Broward Health North.

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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: 572
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,750
  • Medicare Cost: $666 - $837
Dr. Norma Jeanne Flack, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2334 Ne 53rd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Norma Flack is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Flack include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flack accepts. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Flack attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Flack 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: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,990
  • Medicare Cost: $730
Dr. Andrew Robert Nolan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2000 N Federal Highway; Suite 100
Pompano Beach, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Nolan specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Pompano Beach, FL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nolan include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services. Dr. Nolan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Nolan is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,990 - $2,780
  • Medicare Cost: $730 - $906
Dr. Noel Loring Elgut, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6333 N Federal Highway
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Noel Elgut's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital and Cooper University Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elgut include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Elgut is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.

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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: 74
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,250 - $2,315
  • Medicare Cost: $730 - $906
Dr. Raymond Peter Gailitis, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5800 Colonial Drive; Suite 103
Margate, FL
 

Dr. Raymond Gailitis is a Margate, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Gailitis completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gailitis include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,320 - $1,760
  • Medicare Cost: $730 - $879
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1307 Lyons Road
Coconut Creek, FL
 

Dr. Tobe Rubin works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Rubin has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Rubin attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. She has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $730
Dr. Paul H Gilwit, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
800 W Cypress Creek Road; Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Paul Gilwit is an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gilwit honors. His education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Gilwit (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $906
Dr. Iley Coleman Neely, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5601 N Dixie Highway; Suite 115
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Iley Neely works as an ophthalmologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Neely include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Neely is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Neely completed her residency training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 89
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,990
  • Medicare Cost: $729
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4959 N State Road 7; Suite F
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Sheldon Feldman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Tamarac, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Feldman's areas of expertise consist of 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

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

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

Dr. Allison Laurel Rand, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5 West Sample Road
Pompano Beach, FL
 

Dr. Allison Rand is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is professionally affiliated with Broward Health North. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Rand completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 75
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,750
  • Medicare Cost: $679 - $847
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5 West Sample Road
Pompano Beach, FL
 

Dr. Robert Nagler is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nagler completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Nagler has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, 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: 142
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,750
  • Medicare Cost: $700 - $860
Dr. Shailesh K Gupta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3280 West Sample Road; Suite 202
Lighthouse Point, FL
 

Dr. Shailesh Gupta works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, Broward Health, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Gupta honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Gupta attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Shands at the University of Florida for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,400
  • Medicare Cost: $566
Dr. James Edward Lang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4800 Ne 20 Terrace; Suite 305
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. James Lang is an ophthalmologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lang include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lang honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Lang has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. His professional affiliations include Broward Health Imperial Point and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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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: 185
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500 - $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $730 - $906
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4400 W Sample Road; Suite 154
Coconut Creek, FL
 

Dr. Joel Nathan is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Coconut Creek, FL. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nathan takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $730
Dr. Eric Charles Gechter, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2900 W Cypress Creek Road; Suite 1
Ft Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Eric Gechter is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. Dr. Gechter studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Kings County Hospital Center, a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His professional affiliations include Broward Health North and Baptist Outpatient Services.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $738

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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.