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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 is a medical specialist in 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 in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Zelt is affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dickey takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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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). Her areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Strong is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Strong completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 a McMurray, PA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. D'orazio has a special interest in plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. D'orazio's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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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.