We found 6 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Humana Gold near Washington, IL.

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Dr. Edward Hsu Hu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
93 Eastgate Drive
Washington, IL
 

Dr. Edward Hu is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hu completed a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. These areas are among his clinical interests: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hu (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Hu is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Retina Problems, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

Dr. Yannis Nicholas Kolettis, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
93 Eastgate Drive
Washington, IL
 

Dr. Yannis Kolettis specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. These areas are among Dr. Kolettis's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kolettis honors. In addition to English, Dr. Kolettis speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery, LASIK

Dr. Steven E Sicher, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
93 Eastgate Drive
Washington, IL
 

Dr. Steven Sicher's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sicher is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Patrick Rhode, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
93 Eastgate Drive
Washington, IL
 

Dr. J. Rhode's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rhode studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. His clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rhode is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 145
  • Charge (avg.): $2,650
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $615
Dr. Thomas M Wyman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
93 Eastgate Drive
Washington, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Wyman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Peoria, IL and Washington, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Wyman include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Wyman is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 326
  • Charge (avg.): $2,654
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $615
Dr. Evan C Pike, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
93 Eastgate Drive
Washington, IL
 

Dr. Evan Pike's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pike honors. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, LASIK

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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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