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We found 6 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic 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 medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Littlefield's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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. Dr. Weinstein graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinstein include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Weinstein is in-network for 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, 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Santa Fe, NM. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reidy include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Reidy takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Tulsa Regional Medical Center.

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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 specialties are general practice and ophthalmology (eye disease). He practices in Santa Fe, NM. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Levy include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is in-network for 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. Levy performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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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. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Compton honors.

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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's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as 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.