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We found 6 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Security HMO 100 near Santa Fe, NM.

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

Dr. Kristin Reidy works as an ophthalmologist. She graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Reidy completed her residency training at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Reidy 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: 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 Ophthalmology
2100 Calle De La Vuelta; E-104
Santa Fe, NM
 

Dr. Jerald Littlefield is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Littlefield is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Littlefield takes. Dr. Littlefield is a graduate of 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weinstein has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Weinstein's residency was performed 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 General Practice, Ophthalmology
2947 Rodeo Park Drive E
Santa Fe, NM
 

Dr. Renny Levy is a general practitioner and ophthalmologist in Santa Fe, NM. These areas are among his clinical interests: comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Levy honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program.

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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 is an optometrist. She 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 practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Thibodeaux honors 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: 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.