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We found 5 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Berwick, PA.

Dr. Nathalie Murielle Guibord, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
2200 W Front Street
Berwick, PA
 

Dr. Nathalie Guibord specializes in surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Guibord include LASIK, cataract surgery, and external eye diseases. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Guibord attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She speaks French. She is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Implant Surgery, Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Descemet's ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,716 - $4,955
  • Medicare Cost: $536 - $788
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Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
2200 W Front Street
Berwick, PA
 

Dr. Dennis Derck practices surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease) in Danville, PA and Berwick, PA. Dr. Derck has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Derck include eye surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He attended Penn State College of Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Geisinger Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Harvey James Reiser, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
126 W Front Street
Berwick, PA
 

Dr. Harvey Reiser works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Reiser is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 434
  • Uninsured Cost: $220 - $2,056
  • Medicare Cost: $23 - $726
Dr. Joseph Patrick McGraw, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
126 W Front Street
Berwick, PA
 

Dr. J. McGraw practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Kingston, PA and Berwick, PA. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. McGraw takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McGraw is affiliated with Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

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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: 576
  • Uninsured Cost: $235 - $2,125
  • Medicare Cost: $19 - $776
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Specializes in Optometry
500 Fowler Avenue
Berwick, PA
 

Dr. Robert Albertson's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $200
  • Medicare Cost: $108

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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.