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Dr. Scott Michael Guess, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
700 W. Kent
Missoula, MT
 

Dr. Scott Guess' specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Guess's training includes a residency program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Guess is professionally affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 125
  • Uninsured Cost: $686
  • Medicare Cost: $656
Dr. Roger C Furlong, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
700 W Kent Avenue
Missoula, MT
 

Dr. Roger Furlong specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jules Stein Eye Institute's residency program. Dr. Furlong's clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 223
  • Uninsured Cost: $19 - $830
  • Medicare Cost: $19 - $821
Dr. Brian Douglas Sippy, MD, PhD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
700 W Kent Avenue
Missoula, MT
 

Dr. Brian Sippy practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Missoula, MT. His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Sippy's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Sippy attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 90
  • Uninsured Cost: $707
  • Medicare Cost: $659
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
700 W Kent Avenue
Missoula, MT
 

Dr. Chad Nedrud sees patients in Missoula, MT. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Health Net and Medicare insurance. Dr. Nedrud is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona.

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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: 179
  • Uninsured Cost: $681
  • Medicare Cost: $661
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 W Spruce Street; Suite E
Missoula, MT
 

Dr. Rick Neumeister is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Missoula, MT. His areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Neumeister attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Neumeister is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 119
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,890 - $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $620 - $787
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
700 W Kent Avenue
Missoula, MT
 

Dr. Michael Peterson, who practices in Missoula, MT, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Peterson is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. He trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for his residency.

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

All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 129
  • Uninsured Cost: $672
  • Medicare Cost: $657
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
700 W Kent Avenue
Missoula, MT
 

Dr. Todd Murdock works as an ophthalmologist. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Murdock is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 96
  • Uninsured Cost: $57 - $646
  • Medicare Cost: $40 - $641
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Specializes in Other
1200 S Reserve Street; Suite H
Missoula, MT
 

Dr. George Stern is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $596

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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.