We found 6 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Las Vegas, NV.

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

Dr. Chihuang Yee's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. His areas of expertise consist of comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Yee obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. His hospital/clinic 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Casey attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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: 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; Suite 100
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Emil Stein is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Las Vegas, NV. Patients gave Dr. Stein an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Stein is professionally affiliated with MountainView Hospital.

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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
2090 E Flamingo Road; #100
Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. Stewart Park's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Park at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Park include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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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
2517 E Lake Mead Boulevard
North Las Vegas, NV
 

Dr. James Carpenter is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carpenter has a special interest in plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as 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 works as an optometrist in Las Vegas, NV. He is an in-network provider 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: 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.