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Dr. Bruce Hagedorn Cohen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
224 South Woods Mill Road; Suite 700s
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Bruce Cohen is an ophthalmologist in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Dr. Cohen's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for his residency. Dr. Cohen's professional affiliations include St. Luke's Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 190
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,347 - $2,585
  • Medicare Cost: $644 - $801
Dr. Adam Ross Fedyk, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1585 Woodlake Drive; Suite 106
Town and Country, MO
 

Dr. Adam Fedyk practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Chesterfield, MO, Saint Peters, MO, and Town and Country, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Fedyk include external eye diseases and cornea problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fedyk accepts. Dr. Fedyk graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Fedyk's professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 89
  • Uninsured Cost: $641 - $913
  • Medicare Cost: $587 - $731
Dr. Steven Miller Shields, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
222 S. Woods Mill Road; Suite 660 North
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Steven Shields works as an ophthalmologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Shields a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center and St. Luke's Hospital.

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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: 213
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,600 - $1,800
  • Medicare Cost: $659 - $818
Dr. John Craig Perlmutter, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
226 South Woodsmill Road; Suite 51w
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. John Perlmutter works as an ophthalmologist in Saint Charles, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Dr. Perlmutter is professionally affiliated with BJC HealthCare, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perlmutter honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 64
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $659 - $818
Dr. Scott G Sagett, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
222 S. Woods Mill Road; Suite 660 North
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Scott Sagett specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Sagett is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and more. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,600
  • Medicare Cost: $659
Dr. Paul Martin Tesser, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
224 S Woods Mill Road; Suite 700s
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Paul Tesser specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Tesser include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient ratings for Dr. Tesser average 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tesser takes. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tesser trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital.

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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: 130
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,128 - $1,564
  • Medicare Cost: $651 - $832
Dr. Whitney B Brothers, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
222 S. Woods Mill Road; Suite 660 North
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Whitney Brothers' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Brothers include comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brothers accepts. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Brothers is professionally affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,600
  • Medicare Cost: $659

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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.