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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1 Park West Boulevard; Suite 150
Akron, OH
 

Dr. William Yeakley works as an ophthalmologist in Akron, OH and Uniontown, OH. Dr. Yeakley's areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $655
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1 Park West Boulevard; Suite 150
Akron, OH
 

Dr. James Cannatti works as an ophthalmologist in Akron, OH and Uniontown, OH. Dr. Cannatti's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Cannatti focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before performing his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital, Dr. Cannatti attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $655
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1 Park West Boulevard; Suite 150
Akron, OH
 

Dr. Richard Ellison specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Akron, OH and Uniontown, OH. Dr. Ellison's patients gave Dr. Ellison an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ellison's clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Ellison is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Ellison accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Ellison graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then Dr. Ellison performed Dr. Ellison's residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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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: 67
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $655
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1 Park West Boulevard; Suite 150
Akron, OH
 

Dr. David Burket is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Burket is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burket accepts. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Burket completed his residency training at Summa Akron City Hospital. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,953 - $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $639 - $790

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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.