We found 6 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 101 near Asheville, NC.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. William Haynes is an ophthalmologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Haynes is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Haynes trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He has received the following distinction: America's Top Ophthalmologists, Consumers Research Council. Dr. Haynes (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 169
  • Charge (avg.): $1,421 - $1,975
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $629 - $782

Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Edward Isbey, who practices in Asheville, NC, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Isbey attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Isbey (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 192
  • Charge (avg.): $1,421 - $1,975
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $610 - $754

Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Brian Smith is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Smith attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Smith has received include Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, Medical College of Georgia and Dean's Research Fellowship, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Smith (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 215
  • Charge (avg.): $1,421 - $1,975
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $628 - $782

Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Thomas Beardsley's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Beardsley attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beardsley include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Beardsley (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 239
  • Charge (avg.): $1,421
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $630

Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Damien Macaluso is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Casey Eye Institute. Patient reviews placed Dr. Macaluso at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 386
  • Charge (avg.): $1,421 - $1,975
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $565 - $705

Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Frank Killian specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Asheville, NC and Franklin, NC. Dr. Killian is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 237
  • Charge (avg.): $1,421
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $628

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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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