We found 7 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' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Haynes (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haynes include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Haynes completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Haynes has received the following distinction: America's Top Ophthalmologists, Consumers Research Council.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 169
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,421 - $1,975
  • Medicare Cost: $629 - $782
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Edward Isbey is an Asheville, NC physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Isbey at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Isbey accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Isbey (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 192
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,421 - $1,975
  • Medicare Cost: $610 - $754
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Thomas Beardsley specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Beardsley's practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Beardsley (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian.

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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: 239
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,421
  • Medicare Cost: $630
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. James Crandall is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Crandall's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 107
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,421 - $1,975
  • Medicare Cost: $621 - $782
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Brian Smith's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Smith (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. His areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Smith studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Smith include: Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, Medical College of Georgia and Dean's Research Fellowship, Medical College of Georgia.

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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: 215
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,421 - $1,975
  • Medicare Cost: $628 - $782
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Damien Macaluso, who practices in Asheville, NC, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Macaluso completed a residency program at Casey Eye Institute. Dr. Macaluso's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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: 386
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,421 - $1,975
  • Medicare Cost: $565 - $705
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Frank Killian is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Killian attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Killian honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 237
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,421
  • Medicare Cost: $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.