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

Dr. Bruce Cohen works as an ophthalmologist in Saint Louis, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He attended Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohen is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include external eye diseases and cornea problems. Dr. Fedyk's hospital/clinic affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fedyk takes. Dr. Fedyk welcomes new patients.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Chesterfield, MO. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Shields attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shields is professionally affiliated with 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Saint Charles, MO and Chesterfield, MO. Dr. Perlmutter graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Perlmutter is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with BJC HealthCare, St. Luke's Hospital, and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. He welcomes 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, who practices in Chesterfield, MO and O'Fallon, MO, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sagett's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. Dr. Sagett 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Chesterfield, MO and Saint Peters, MO. Areas of particular interest 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. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, Secure Horizons, and more. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Tesser trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. He is professionally 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 works as an ophthalmologist. Her areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Brothers is affiliated with St. Luke's Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Coventry Health Care Plans. Her education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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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.