We found 4 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Coventry Bronze HMO near Salisbury, MD.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
31519 Winterplace Parkway; Suite 1
Salisbury, MD
 

Dr. Shawn Weigel's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weigel takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Weigel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 335
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,399 - $1,629
  • Medicare Cost: $634 - $822
Dr. Peter Theodore Filipov, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
31519 Winter Place Parkway; Suite 1
Salisbury, MD
 

Dr. Peter Filipov, who practices in Salisbury, MD, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Dr. Filipov is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Filipov trained at Temple University Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 226
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,485 - $1,700
  • Medicare Cost: $682 - $846
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Specializes in Legal Medicine, Ophthalmology
31519 Winter Place Parkway; Suite 1
Salisbury, MD
 

Dr. Emerson Que practices legal medicine and ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Que is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Que graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College.

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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: 129
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,485 - $1,700
  • Medicare Cost: $682 - $846
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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
101 Milford Street
Salisbury, MD
 

Dr. Richard Meeks is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Meeks include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and external eye diseases. He is affiliated with Peninsula Regional Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 192
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,150 - $1,159
  • Medicare Cost: $659 - $797

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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.