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Specializes in Ophthalmology
911 Ligonier Street; Suite 102
Latrobe, PA
 

Dr. Patrick Lally sees patients in Latrobe, PA and Greensburg, PA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Lally include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Lally is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $645
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1010 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA
 

Dr. Ronald Vittone is an ophthalmologist in Latrobe, PA, Laughlintown, PA, and Somerset, PA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vittone include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Vittone is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vittone graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Vittone trained at Wills Eye Institute.

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

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1010 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Vittone is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Vittone's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh 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: 107
  • Uninsured Cost: $652
  • Medicare Cost: $645
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1010 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA
 

Dr. Michael Vittone practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Vittone's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. The average patient rating for Dr. Vittone is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vittone honors.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 74
  • Uninsured Cost: $658
  • 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.