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We found 4 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near Monroe, MI.

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Dr. Stephen Young Reed, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1180 N. Monroe Street
Monroe, MI
 

Dr. Stephen Reed's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reed include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Reed takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Reed's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with ProMedica.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Surgery, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 194
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,429 - $3,283
  • Medicare Cost: $627 - $740
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
725 N Monroe Street
Monroe, MI
 

Dr. M. Peracha is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kresge Eye Institute. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Peracha's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Peracha is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Peracha (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore and ProMedica.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 199
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,240 - $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $633 - $773
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
725 N Monroe Street
Monroe, MI
 

Dr. Meiraj Siddiqui works as an ophthalmologist in Monroe, MI. His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Siddiqui is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Siddiqui's medical residency was performed at Kresge Eye Institute.

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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: 80
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,240
  • Medicare Cost: $645
Dr. Trent Davis Albright, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1180 N Monroe Street
Monroe, MI
 

Dr. Trent Albright is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Albright has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with ProMedica. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. His medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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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: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,909
  • Medicare Cost: $654

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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.