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We found 5 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 003 near Medford, NJ.

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Dr. Carl Franklin Hyder, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
73 South Main Street
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Carl Hyder is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Medford, NJ, Cinnaminson, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Hyder takes Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Hyder attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Laser Eye ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 264
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,700 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $717 - $872
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
73 S Main Street
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Karen Dante is an ophthalmologist in Medford, NJ. These areas are among her clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Dante is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Wills Eye Institute.

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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: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,394
  • Medicare Cost: $717
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
Medford Plaza
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Cheryl Mitchell is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Medford, NJ and Voorhees, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Mitchell include macular degeneration, dry eyes, and laser treatment. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Mitchell accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Eyelid Problems, Eye Exam, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
73 South Main Street
Medford, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Veloudios is an ophthalmologist in Medford, NJ, Cinnaminson, NJ, and Voorhees, NJ. Patient reviews placed Dr. Veloudios at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. She takes several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Veloudios's professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial and Cooper University Health Care.

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

All Interests: Prosthetics, Cryopexy, Deviated Septum, Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Chin Implants, Eye ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other
103 Old Marlton Pike; Suite 203
Medford, NJ
 

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $718

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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.