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Dr. Thomas Wayne Hejkal, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8141 W Center Road; Suite 100
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Thomas Hejkal is a retina specialist in Omaha, NE. His areas of expertise include the following: vitreous hemorrhage, macular surgery, and astigmatic keratotomy. Dr. Hejkal accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Hejkal offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine, CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center Bergan Mercy, and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System.

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

All Interests: Vitreous Hemorrhage, Macular Surgery, Astigmatic Keratotomy, Paracentesis, Retinoblastoma, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $2,282
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $602

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Jeffery Hottman is an ophthalmologist in Omaha, NE. He offers interpreting services for his patients. These areas are among Dr. Hottman's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine. Dr. Hottman is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Cataracts, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Courtney Frances Hellman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Courtney Hellman's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hellman's areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine and CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Hellman attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Dr. Michael Robert Feilmeier, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Michael Feilmeier is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Feilmeier takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Feilmeier attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Feilmeier is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Refractive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 242
  • Charge (avg.): $1,351 - $1,708
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $538 - $669
Dr. Peter John Whitted, JD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Peter Whitted is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Whitted attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include glaucoma surgery, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Whitted offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 116
  • Charge (avg.): $1,339
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $604

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Michael Halsted's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Halsted has a special interest in cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and corneal surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Halsted offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 319
  • Charge (avg.): $1,282 - $1,802
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $528 - $679

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Mark Emig works as a retina specialist in Omaha, NE. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance. Dr. Emig studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Emig trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Emig is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $1,337
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $508

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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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