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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Weigel is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Weigel include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weigel attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency.

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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 is an ophthalmologist in Salisbury, MD. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Filipov attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Filipov takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Filipov is professionally affiliated with Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

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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 is a legal medicine and ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Que attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Que include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Que is in-network for 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, 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' medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Meeks has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and external eye diseases. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

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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.