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Specializes in Ophthalmology
700 W Kent Avenue
Missoula, MT
 

Dr. Roger Furlong's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Furlong trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Furlong is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 223
  • Charge (avg.): $19 - $830
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $19 - $821
Dr. Todd J Murdock, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
700 West Kent
Missoula, MT
 

Dr. Todd Murdock, who practices in Missoula, MT, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in strabismus. Dr. Murdock accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Clinical Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 96
  • Charge (avg.): $57 - $646
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $40 - $641

Specializes in Ophthalmology
700 W Kent Avenue
Missoula, MT
 

Dr. Chad Nedrud, who practices in Missoula, MT, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is in-network for Health Net and Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Nedrud completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 179
  • Charge (avg.): $681
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $661

Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 W Spruce Street; Suite E
Missoula, MT
 

Dr. Rick Neumeister works as an ophthalmologist. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Neumeister's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 119
  • Charge (avg.): $1,890 - $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $620 - $787

Specializes in Ophthalmology
700 W Kent Avenue
Missoula, MT
 

Dr. Michael Peterson is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Peterson accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 129
  • Charge (avg.): $672
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $657

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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.

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