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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reed is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Reed 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Peracha's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His professional affiliations include Oakwood Hospital - Southshore and ProMedica. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Peracha attended medical school at Dow Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Peracha completed a residency program at Kresge Eye Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Peracha (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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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
Dr. Trent Davis Albright, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1180 N Monroe Street
Monroe, MI
 

Dr. Trent Albright works as an ophthalmologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Albright attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. His residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Albright is professionally affiliated with ProMedica.

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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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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
725 N Monroe Street
Monroe, MI
 

Dr. Meiraj Siddiqui's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Siddiqui trained at Kresge Eye Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siddiqui include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Oakwood Hospital - Southshore.

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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

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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.