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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1717 Oak Park Boulevard; Suite 1
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Jon Yokubaitis, who practices in Lake Charles, LA and Sulphur, LA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Yokubaitis attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 260
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000 - $3,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $615 - $765

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1717 Oak Park Boulevard; Floor 1
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Alan Lacoste specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lacoste accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Retina Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $3,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $765

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1717 Oak Park Boulevard; Suite 1
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Patrick Crawford is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 206
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $615

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
4313 I; 49 S Service Road
Opelousas, LA
 

Dr. Leon Lahaye is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Lahaye attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 469
  • Charge (avg.): $1,181
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $615

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1980 Tybee Lane
Lake Charles, LA
 

Dr. Donald Falgoust is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 195
  • Charge (avg.): $3,100
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $601

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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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