We found 4 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept United Healthcare Navigate HMO near Sebring, FL.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5032 Us 27 N
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Welch, who practices in Winter Haven, FL and Sebring, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Welch is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Welch include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. 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. Welch studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at Shands HealthCare for his residency.

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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
4211 Us Highway 27 N
Sebring, FL
 

Dr. T. Newsom is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Sebring, FL and Tampa, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Newsom include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Newsom's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Newsom honors. Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Newsom attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school.

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Chen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Medicine, Yangon. His training includes a residency program at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

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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's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Schaffer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 67
  • Uninsured Cost: $200
  • Medicare Cost: $129

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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.