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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health. Dr. Eippert graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Summa Akron City Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Eippert highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Eippert has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shin include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Shin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Shin attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Shin's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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
Dr. Bernard D Perla, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 450; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Bernard Perla is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in macular degeneration, strabismus, and glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health. Dr. Perla's education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Riffle completed his residency training at Cole Eye Institute. He is 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Happ-Smith's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery. She is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at 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.