We found 8 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Security HMO 100 near Albuquerque, NM.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
5757 Harper Drive Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Rebekah Allen, who practices in Albuquerque, NM, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Allen include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. After completing medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Dr. Allen performed her residency at Casey 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: 83
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,354 - $2,850
  • Medicare Cost: $632 - $781
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5757 Harper Drive Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Molly Ritsema specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Ritsema's areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University, Dr. Ritsema attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She 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: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 141
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,373 - $2,850
  • Medicare Cost: $638 - $795
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
806 Martin Luther King Avenue Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Arthur Weinstein's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Weinstein honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Weinstein trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 1,092
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,331 - $2,785
  • Medicare Cost: $626 - $776
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5757 Harper Drive Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Gregory Ogawa is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ogawa include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ogawa accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5757 Harper Drive Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Kenneth Himmel sees patients in Albuquerque, NM. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Himmel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,174
  • Medicare Cost: $584
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4333 Pan American Freeway Ne; Suite B
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Alfred Lovato's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Lovato's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lovato honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 67
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,244
  • Medicare Cost: $610
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5757 Harper Drive Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Bryan Monson's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Monson trained at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Monson 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 188
  • Uninsured Cost: $743 - $930
  • Medicare Cost: $641 - $811
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Specializes in Optometry
6821 Montgomery Ne; Suite C
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Jay Folkman works as an optometrist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $460
  • Medicare Cost: $122

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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.