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We found 7 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 101 near Asheville, NC.

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Dr. William Lee Haynes, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. William Haynes is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Haynes takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency. He has received the following distinction: America's Top Ophthalmologists, Consumers Research Council. Dr. Haynes (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian.

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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
Dr. Thomas Lewis Beardsley, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Thomas Beardsley practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Beardsley attended Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Beardsley's areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beardsley accepts. Dr. Beardsley (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. Edward Isbey specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Isbey (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. Dr. Isbey's areas of expertise consist of comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Isbey's medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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. James Crandall is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Asheville, NC and Hendersonville, NC. Dr. Crandall graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Crandall include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions 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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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 is an Asheville, NC physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Macaluso's practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Casey Eye Institute.

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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Killian takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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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.