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We found 5 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Basic 103, a Multi-State Plan near Canonsburg, PA.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
189 E Pike Street
Canonsburg, PA
 

Dr. Roger Zelt's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zelt's areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Zelt attended Harvard Medical School.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $645
Dr. James Burl Dickey, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
189 E Pike Street
Canonsburg, PA
 

Dr. James Dickey specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Canonsburg, PA. Dr. Dickey's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Dickey attended medical school at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine.

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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: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $637
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
189 E Pike Street
Canonsburg, PA
 

Dr. Theressa Strong's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Strong honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $645
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3402 Washington Road; Suite 303
Mc Murray, PA
 

Dr. Anna Miller is an ophthalmologist in Pittsburgh, PA and McMurray, PA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Miller include comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller takes.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,800
  • Medicare Cost: $645
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4160 Washington Road
Mc Murray, PA
 

Dr. Thomas D'orazio is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. D'orazio include plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. D'orazio attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,309
  • Medicare Cost: $645

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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.