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Specializes in Ophthalmology
40 Main Street; Suite 106
Florence, MA
 

Dr. Raymond Hubbe specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Florence, MA. Dr. Hubbe accepts AARP, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. After attending the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Hornaday Fellowship Award. Duke Univ. .. He is professionally affiliated with Baystate Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Anterior Segment Diseases, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 137
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100 - $1,215
  • Medicare Cost: $676 - $845
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
269 Locust Street
Northampton, MA
 

Dr. Nancy Balin's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is affiliated with Mercy Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Balin performed her residency at Albany Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Balin has received distinctions including President, Springfield Ophthalmologic Assoc 1995-97; Fellow, American College of Surgeons.; and Member, Committee on Professional Liability, Mass. She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 133
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,516 - $2,674
  • Medicare Cost: $659 - $788
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
40 Main Street; Suite 106
Florence, MA
 

Dr. Lauren Shatz's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Shatz's patients gave Dr. Shatz an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Shatz's clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Shatz is professionally affiliated with Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Shatz is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Shatz is open to new patients. Dr. Shatz graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Shatz trained at Boston Medical Center for Dr. Shatz's residency.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 152
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100 - $1,221
  • Medicare Cost: $681 - $824
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
40 Main Street; Suite 106
Northampton, MA
 

Dr. Bruce Bleiman is an ophthalmologist in Florence, MA, Northampton, MA, and Amherst, MA. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Bleiman is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinctions: Hobart Amory Hare Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Bleiman is accepting new patients.

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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: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100
  • Medicare Cost: $683

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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.