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Specializes in Ophthalmology
700 Maple Drive
Vidalia, GA
 

Dr. Glendon Smalley is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smalley accepts. Dr. Smalley attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Ozment graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He takes 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Dublin, GA and Vidalia, GA. Dr. Jones has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his professional training, Dr. Jones completed a residency program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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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 specializes in optometry (primary eye care). The average patient rating for Dr. Oxley is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Yancey honors 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.