Finding Providers
loading

We found 4 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Coventry Gold near Port Charlotte, FL.

Showing 1-4 of 4
Dr. Joseph A Hegleh, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3195 Tamiami Trail; Suite B
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hegleh specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Port Charlotte, FL, Arcadia, FL, and Sarasota, FL. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hegleh's areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Maryland General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Hegleh is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

Read more

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,696
  • Medicare Cost: $672
No Photo
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21275 Olean Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Spadafora specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and North Port, FL. Dr. Spadafora's areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Spadafora graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oklahoma State University. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

Read more

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 318
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,166 - $2,399
  • Medicare Cost: $679 - $840
No Photo
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2595 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 105
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Wahl's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for residency. Dr. Wahl's clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wahl accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

Read more

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,650
  • Medicare Cost: $608
No Photo
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21275 Olean Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Eric Schaible practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Schaible's practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine.

Read more

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 294
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,166
  • Medicare Cost: $675

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

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.