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We found 4 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Medicare near Booneville, MS.

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Dr. Joseph J Chappell Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Baptist Hosp
Booneville, MS
 

Dr. Joseph Chappell works as an ophthalmologist. In his practice, Dr. Chappell focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Chappell is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Chappell attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Hospital Drive
Booneville, MS
 

Dr. William Brawner is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brawner include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brawner trained at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance.

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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: 316
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,420 - $2,815
  • Medicare Cost: $612 - $762
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Specializes in Optometry
202 N 2nd Street
Booneville, MS
 

Dr. Craig Cleveland works as an optometrist. Dr. Cleveland is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $313
  • Medicare Cost: $121
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Specializes in Optometry
108 South Main Street
Booneville, MS
 

Dr. Adam Hill's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $276
  • Medicare Cost: $120

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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.