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We found 11 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions near Punta Gorda, FL.

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Dr. Joseph A Hegleh, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, 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.

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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
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, 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.

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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'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.

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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
713 East Marion Avenue; Suite 127
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. James Tietsworth's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Tietsworth is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Tietsworth attended Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Tietsworth's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as 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: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,022
  • Medicare Cost: $682
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
809 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. David Klein specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Klein's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. 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. Dr. Klein attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $682
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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.

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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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
713 East Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Eric Nash's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nash is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Nash attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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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: 133
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,039
  • Medicare Cost: $669
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
315 E Olympia Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Robert Mandelkorn sees patients in Fort Myers, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Mandelkorn is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Sinai Hospital of Detroit for residency. Dr. Mandelkorn is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3665 Tamiami Trail; Suite 101
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Stelly's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Stelly accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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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: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $734
  • Medicare Cost: $672
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Specializes in Optometry
2135 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Denise Billings works as an optometrist. She takes 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: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $149
  • Medicare Cost: $133
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Specializes in Optometry
314 N Tamiami Trail; Suite 112
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Todd Lang's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $313
  • 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.