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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 is an ophthalmologist in Westminster, MD. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. Dr. Kessler is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. On average, patients gave Dr. Kessler a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Friedman is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and external eye diseases. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Maryland General Hospital.

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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 Ophthalmology
332 140-village Road; Suite 1
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. John Baer's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Baer studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Baer completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Baer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
826 Washington Road; Suite 200
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. Wayne Barber is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Westminster, MD and Eldersburg, MD. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Greater Baltimore Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Barber's clinical interests: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barber takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 an ophthalmologist in Westminster, MD. The average patient rating for Dr. Weintraub is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weintraub honors. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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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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.