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We found 5 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Sylvania, OH.

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

Dr. Stephen Reed is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Reed's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with ProMedica. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patients gave Dr. Reed an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reed accepts.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Romanoff's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Romanoff is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Romanoff (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Mercy St. Anne Hospital and Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with ProMedica. Dr. Tolchin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tolchin's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Oregon, OH, Toledo, OH, and Sylvania, OH. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Martin include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Martin is affiliated with ProMedica. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute.

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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 specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Toledo, OH. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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.