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We found 8 providers matching cataract surgery near Missoula, MT.

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

Dr. Scott Guess is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Missoula, MT. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Guess's education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Furlong accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute.

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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
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
700 W Kent Avenue
Missoula, MT
 

Dr. Chad Nedrud works as an ophthalmologist. He is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nedrud completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Nedrud's areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes Health Net and Medicare insurance.

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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
Dr. Brian Douglas Sippy, MD, PhD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
700 W Kent Avenue
Missoula, MT
 

Dr. Brian Sippy's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Sippy has a special interest in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Sippy obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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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
601 W Spruce Street; Suite E
Missoula, MT
 

Dr. Rick Neumeister is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Neumeister attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Neumeister's clinical interests: comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Missoula, MT. Dr. Peterson is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Missoula, MT. He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance.

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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. Dr. Stern studied medicine 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.