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We found 6 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health Premier near Port Saint Lucie, FL.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
509 Riverside Drive; Suite 302
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Frenkel's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Frenkel attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kresge Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the following distinctions: American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement; Award.; and US News Top Doctor. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Frenkel's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Retina Problems, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 74
  • Uninsured Cost: $999 - $1,163
  • Medicare Cost: $720 - $860
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
579 Nw Lake Whitney Place; Suite 101
Port St. Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Alexander Katz is an ophthalmologist. He has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Katz attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Katz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 306
  • Uninsured Cost: $766 - $924
  • Medicare Cost: $679 - $822
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1700 Se Hillmoor
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Langley is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Langley an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Langley is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 163
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,100
  • Medicare Cost: $671
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1821 Se Port St Lucie Boulevard
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Silviano Matamoros specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Port Saint Lucie, FL and Fort Pierce, FL. Dr. Matamoros is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency.

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

All Interests: Retina Problems, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 119
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000 - $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $730 - $906
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1700 Se Hillmoor Drive; Suite 100
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. John Mallonee is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mallonee attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 116
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,100 - $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $728 - $906
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1700 Se Hillmoor Drive; Suite 100
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Channon works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Channon obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 112
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,100
  • Medicare Cost: $723

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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.