We found 3 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential Health near Zephyrhills, FL.

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Dr. Jonathan Robert Kaufman, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6329 Gall Boulevard
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Kaufman's area of specialization is corneal and external diseases. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetic eye exam, glaucoma, and LASIK. Dr. Kaufman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients. He attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Diabetic Eye Exam, Eye Exam, LASIK, Dry Eyes, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Christopher George Spanich, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
38101 Market Square
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Christopher Spanich is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Spanich's clinical interests encompass cataract surgery and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Florida Medical Clinic. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Spanich attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 217
  • Charge (avg.): $1,192
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $682
Dr. Ahad Mahootchi, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6739 Gall Boulevard
Zephyrhills, FL
 

Dr. Ahad Mahootchi works as an ophthalmologist in Zephyrhills, FL. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Mahootchi focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Mahootchi honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt Eye Institute.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 215
  • Charge (avg.): $684 - $848
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $682 - $844

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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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