We found 5 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Medford, NJ.

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

Dr. Carl Hyder is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hyder include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma surgery. 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. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Dante has indicated that her clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dante takes. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency 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 medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include macular degeneration, dry eyes, and laser treatment. Dr. Mitchell graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Washington Hospital Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Veloudios include macular degeneration, comprehensive ophthalmology, and dry eyes. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Veloudios graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. She trained at Temple University Hospital for her residency. Her 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.