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Specializes in Ophthalmology
907 Mountain Street
Carson City, NV
 

Dr. Robert Wolff is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Carson City, NV and Reno, NV. The average patient rating for Dr. Wolff is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wolff has a special interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Wolff attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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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: 598
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,855 - $2,429
  • Medicare Cost: $607 - $768
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3839 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV
 

Dr. Michael Fischer's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Fischer completed his residency training at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland.

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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: 84
  • Uninsured Cost: $796 - $1,062
  • Medicare Cost: $687 - $852
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1104 N Division Street
Carson City, NV
 

Dr. Ziqiang Wu is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Wu attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 212
  • Uninsured Cost: $773
  • Medicare Cost: $684
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1104 N Division Street
Carson City, NV
 

Dr. Mehdi Vazeen's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vazeen include anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Diseases

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 322
  • Uninsured Cost: $763
  • Medicare Cost: $669
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Specializes in Optometry
311 W Washington Street; Suite B
Carson City, NV
 

Dr. Raymond Ruckman's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Ruckman is an in-network provider 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: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $180
  • Medicare Cost: $142
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Specializes in Optometry
3200 Market Street
Carson City, NV
 

Dr. Aaron Hemmer's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hemmer's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $150
  • Medicare Cost: $138
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Specializes in Optometry
3475 Gs Richards Boulevard
Carson City, NV
 

Dr. Timothy Gibbons specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He takes Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 145
  • Uninsured Cost: $18
  • Medicare Cost: $4
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Specializes in Optometry
410 Fleischmann Way
Carson City, NV
 

Dr. Katrina Copoulos works as an optometrist. Dr. Copoulos accepts 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: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $416
  • Medicare Cost: $153
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Specializes in Optometry
1987 N Carson Street; Suite #5
Carson City, NV
 

Dr. Brian Benitz's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Benitz is in-network 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: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $226
  • Medicare Cost: $136
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Specializes in Optometry
3790 Us Highway 395 S; Suite 407
Carson City, NV
 

Dr. Farnaz Khankhanian practices optometry (primary eye care). On average, patients gave Dr. Khankhanian a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $179
  • Medicare Cost: $126
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Specializes in Optometry
700 Old Clear Creek Road
Carson City, NV
 

Dr. Benjamin Seljestad's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 99
  • Uninsured Cost: $160
  • Medicare Cost: $139
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Specializes in Optometry
4530 S Carson Street; Suite 12
Carson City, NV
 

Dr. Lara McKnight works as an optometrist. Dr. McKnight honors Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $250
  • Medicare Cost: $138

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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.