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We found 5 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Sylvania, OH.

Dr. Stephen Young Reed, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5700 Monroe Street; Suite 211
Sylvania, OH
 

Dr. Stephen Reed's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Reed a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Reed focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Reed attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Reed is professionally affiliated with ProMedica.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Surgery, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 194
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,429 - $3,283
  • Medicare Cost: $627 - $740
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5300 Harroun Road; Suite 112
Sylvania, OH
 

Dr. Bennett Romanoff specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Romanoff (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Russian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. Dr. Romanoff's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy St. Anne Hospital and Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Romanoff honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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

All Interests: Cataracts, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,450
  • Medicare Cost: $655
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5200 Harroun Road
Sylvania, OH
 

Dr. Neal Tolchin specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Tolchin include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Tolchin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Tolchin is professionally affiliated with ProMedica.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 420
  • Uninsured Cost: $149 - $2,610
  • Medicare Cost: $7 - $569
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5200 Harroun Road
Sylvania, OH
 

Dr. William Martin's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Martin is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with ProMedica.

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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: 232
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,250 - $1,618
  • Medicare Cost: $651 - $806
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Specializes in Optometry
4021 W Sylvania Avenue
Toledo, OH
 

Dr. Dean Kopan is an optometrist in Toledo, OH. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kopan takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2
  • Medicare Cost: $1

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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.