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 works as an ophthalmologist in Pittsburgh, PA and Canonsburg, PA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Zelt completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Zelt's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
189 E Pike Street
Canonsburg, PA
 

Dr. Theressa Strong practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Pittsburgh, PA and Canonsburg, PA. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Strong attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Strong include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strong accepts.

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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
189 E Pike Street
Canonsburg, PA
 

Dr. James Dickey specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Dickey attended Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He 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: 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
3402 Washington Road; Suite 303
Mc Murray, PA
 

Dr. Anna Miller works as an ophthalmologist in Pittsburgh, PA and McMurray, PA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest 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 honors.

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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 specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in McMurray, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. D'orazio studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. D'orazio completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.