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Specializes in Ophthalmology
700 Maple Drive
Vidalia, GA
 

Dr. Glendon Smalley practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Dublin, GA and Vidalia, GA. Dr. Smalley's clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 174
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,400 - $2,800
  • Medicare Cost: $620 - $784
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
700 Maple Drive
Vidalia, GA
 

Dr. Randall Ozment works as an ophthalmologist in Dublin, GA and Vidalia, GA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ozment include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Ozment attended Emory University School of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, 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: 136
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $599
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
700 Maple Drive
Vidalia, GA
 

Dr. James Jones' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jones's areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, 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: 153
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $617
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Specializes in Optometry
300 Durden Street
Vidalia, GA
 

Dr. Lyn Oxley practices optometry (primary eye care) in Vidalia, GA. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $250
  • Medicare Cost: $126
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Specializes in Optometry
303 Harris Industrial Boulevard; Suite 7
Vidalia, GA
 

Dr. Ronald Yancey works as an optometrist in Vidalia, GA. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $179
  • Medicare Cost: $126
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Specializes in Optometry
206 Maple Drive
Vidalia, GA
 

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $248
  • Medicare Cost: $120

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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.