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Dr. Ivan Jose Suner, MBA, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
602 S Macdill Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ivan Suner specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Tampa, FL. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa General Hospital (TGH) and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Suner accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Suner trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,540
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $640

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
501 N Howard Avenue; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. William Layden sees patients in Largo, FL and Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Layden trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. In Dr. Layden's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $597
Dr. John Frederick Altenburg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4600 North Habana; #7
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Altenburg's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Altenburg at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Altenburg focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Dr. Altenburg attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Tampa Community Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 74
  • Charge (avg.): $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $682 - $848

Specializes in Ophthalmology
501 N Howard Avenue; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Warren Scherer specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Scherer honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 59
  • Charge (avg.): $1,542 - $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $679 - $848

Specializes in Optometry
7522 N Himes Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Philip Cuva's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $126
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $121

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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.

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