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We found 7 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Medicare near Sebring, FL.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5032 Us 27 N
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Welch specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Winter Haven, FL and Sebring, FL. Dr. Welch attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Shands HealthCare. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 395
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,342 - $3,251
  • Medicare Cost: $647 - $804
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3670 Us Hwy 27 N
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. David Loewy practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Loewy speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Diseases

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 246
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,342 - $3,251
  • Medicare Cost: $647 - $786
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4211 Us Highway 27 N
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. T. Newsom works as an ophthalmologist. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Newsom attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Newsom takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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: 657
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,383
  • Medicare Cost: $614
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
6801 Us Highway 27 N; Suite D1
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Tony Chen is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Chen attended medical school at the University of Medicine, Yangon. Dr. Chen trained at Greater Baltimore Medical Center for residency.

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

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

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Specializes in Optometry
3525 Us Hwy 27 N
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Schaffer practices optometry (primary eye care) in Sebring, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 67
  • Uninsured Cost: $200
  • Medicare Cost: $129
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Specializes in Optometry
210 Us Highway 27 N
Avon Park, FL
 

Dr. Terry Johnson's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $195
  • Medicare Cost: $134
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Specializes in Optometry
3525 Us Highway 27 N
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Luther Luck's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He accepts Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $136
  • 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.