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We found 6 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Las Vegas, NV.

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
2575 Lindell Road
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Chihuang Yee is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Yee include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Yee attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Yee's professional affiliations include Southern Hills Hospital and MountainView Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,233
  • Medicare Cost: $698
Dr. Paul Casey, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2090 E Flamingo Road; Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Paul Casey's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Casey has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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: 97
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500 - $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $698 - $865
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2090 E Flamingo Road; #100
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Stewart Park works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Park's areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Park completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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: 118
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500 - $4,000
  • Medicare Cost: $698 - $865
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2090 E Flamingo Road; Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Emil Stein's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stein is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with MountainView Hospital. Dr. Stein 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. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 70
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500
  • Medicare Cost: $694
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2517 E Lake Mead Boulevard
North Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. James Carpenter's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Carpenter's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 127
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,294 - $2,706
  • Medicare Cost: $685 - $852
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Specializes in Optometry
815 S 7th Street
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. William Harvey is an optometrist. Dr. Harvey honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $205
  • Medicare Cost: $139

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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.