We found 5 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Railroad Medicare near Mentor, OH.

Dr. Gregory Alan Eippert, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 110
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Gregory Eippert is an ophthalmologist in Mentor, OH. Patient ratings for Dr. Eippert average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Eippert's clinical interests include macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Eippert is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Carl Kwaangsik Shin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2141 Mentor Avenue
Painesville, OH
 

Dr. Carl Shin is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Shin's areas of clinical interest consist of macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shin honors.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 91
  • Charge (avg.): $1,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $655
Dr. Bernard D Perla, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 450; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Bernard Perla's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Perla include macular degeneration, strabismus, and glaucoma. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health. Dr. Perla accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland.

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Dr. Gregory Keith Riffle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 110
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Gregory Riffle's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Riffle include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cole Eye Institute. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 110
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Carrie Happ-Smith is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Mentor, OH. Dr. Happ-Smith's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery. She is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. She accepts Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

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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.

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