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We found 6 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 015 near Santa Fe, NM.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2100 Calle De La Vuelta; E-104
Santa Fe, NM
 

Dr. Jerald Littlefield's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Littlefield's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,300
  • Medicare Cost: $795
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
435 St Michaels Drive
Santa Fe, NM
 

Dr. Arthur Weinstein is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Albuquerque, NM and Santa Fe, NM. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. After attending West Virginia University School of Medicine, Dr. Weinstein completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. The average patient rating for Dr. Weinstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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
Dr. Kristin Eileen Reidy, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2947 Rodeo Park Drive E
Santa Fe, NM
 

Dr. Kristin Reidy practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Her education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. In Dr. Reidy's practice, she is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She takes 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: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 239
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,380 - $2,850
  • Medicare Cost: $640 - $795
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Specializes in General Practice, Ophthalmology
2947 Rodeo Park Drive E
Santa Fe, NM
 

Dr. Renny Levy's areas of specialization are general practice and ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Levy graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. In his practice, Dr. Levy focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 202
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,353 - $2,850
  • Medicare Cost: $632 - $795
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Specializes in Optometry
710 F South Santa Fe Road
Taos, NM
 

Dr. Jane Compton works as an optometrist in Taos, NM. Dr. Compton takes 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: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $400
  • Medicare Cost: $127
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Specializes in Optometry
1409 Luisa Street; Suite D
Santa Fe, NM
 

Dr. Dwight Thibodeaux specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Santa Fe, NM. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thibodeaux takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $408
  • Medicare Cost: $128

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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.