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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 works as an ophthalmologist in Asheville, NC. In addition to English, Dr. Haynes (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian. In his practice, Dr. Haynes focuses on glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. 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
Dr. Thomas Lewis Beardsley, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC
 

Dr. Thomas Beardsley is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Beardsley attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Beardsley (or staff) speaks 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Isbey's clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is rated highly by his patients. 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. 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) is conversant in 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. Brian Smith is an Asheville, NC physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Smith takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, Dr. Smith completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Awards and/or distinctions he 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 foreign 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. James Crandall's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Crandall obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors 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: 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. Damien Macaluso's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Macaluso has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Macaluso trained at Casey Eye Institute for residency.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Asheville, NC and Franklin, NC. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Killian graduated from 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.