We found 5 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Lake Charles, LA.

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

Dr. Jon Yokubaitis' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Yokubaitis takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for his residency.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Dr. Lacoste attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Crawford takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Opelousas, LA and Lafayette, LA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Lahaye is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his residency, Dr. Lahaye trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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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 an ophthalmologist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of 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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