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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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Allen is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and a graduate of Casey Eye Institute's residency program.

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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 is an ophthalmologist. Her clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Ritsema graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Albuquerque, NM and Santa Fe, NM. After completing medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. In his practice, Dr. Weinstein focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients rated Dr. Weinstein highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Ogawa graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Himmel is in-network 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
5757 Harper Drive Ne
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Bryan Monson is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Monson's residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 188
  • Uninsured Cost: $743 - $930
  • Medicare Cost: $641 - $811
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4333 Pan American Freeway Ne; Suite B
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Alfred Lovato is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Albuquerque, NM. He attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Lovato a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 67
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,244
  • Medicare Cost: $610
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Specializes in Optometry
6821 Montgomery Ne; Suite C
Albuquerque, NM
 

Dr. Jay Folkman specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Folkman honors 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.