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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, who practices in Mentor, OH, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Eippert is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eippert accepts. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Summa Akron City Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Eippert's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 201
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $623
Dr. Carl Kwaangsik Shin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2141 Mentor Avenue
Painesville, OH
 

Dr. Carl Shin is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Painesville, OH. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shin trained at Ohio State University Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shin is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 91
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,400
  • Medicare Cost: $655
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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 450; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Bernard Perla specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Willoughby, OH and Cleveland, OH. Dr. Perla's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, strabismus, and glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Perla completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. He is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Strabismus, Eye ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,498
  • Medicare Cost: $655
Dr. Gregory Keith Riffle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 110
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Gregory Riffle sees patients in Mentor, OH. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Riffle include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Riffle honors. Before completing his residency at Cole Eye Institute, Dr. Riffle attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 214
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $652 - $804
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 110
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Carrie Happ-Smith's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Happ-Smith honors. She graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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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.