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We found 5 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Silver 102 - Three $0 PCP Visits near Westminster, MD.

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Dr. Andrew I Kessler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Washington Heights Medical Center
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. Andrew Kessler practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Westminster, MD. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. He is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Kessler is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kessler takes.

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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: 243
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,570 - $2,180
  • Medicare Cost: $668 - $835
Dr. Robert Frank Friedman, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
826 Washington Road; Suite 200
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. Robert Friedman's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and external eye diseases. He is affiliated with Maryland General Hospital. Dr. Friedman attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Glaucoma, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 108
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,458
  • Medicare Cost: $709
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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
826 Washington Road; Suite 200
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. Wayne Barber, who practices in Westminster, MD and Eldersburg, MD, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Barber is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 248
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,250 - $1,708
  • Medicare Cost: $666 - $837
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Washington Heights Medical Center
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. Martin Weintraub is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Weintraub performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 83
  • Uninsured Cost: $600
  • Medicare Cost: $134 - $165
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
332 140-village Road; Suite 1
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. John Baer's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Baer's areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Baer attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 195
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500 - $3,005
  • Medicare Cost: $667 - $831

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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.