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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3195 Tamiami Trail; Suite B
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hegleh is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Hegleh is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hegleh include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Hegleh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hegleh attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Maryland General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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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
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
21275 Olean Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Spadafora is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Port Charlotte, FL, Punta Gorda, FL, and North Port, FL. Dr. Spadafora's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spadafora include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital (JAHVH), and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Spadafora takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Oklahoma State University.

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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
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2595 Harbor Boulevard; Suite 105
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Wahl works as an ophthalmologist. Before performing his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Dr. Wahl attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. The average patient rating for Dr. Wahl is 4.0 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.

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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: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,650
  • Medicare Cost: $608
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
21275 Olean Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Eric Schaible is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Port Charlotte, FL. His areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Schaible attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He 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: 294
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,166
  • Medicare Cost: $675

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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.