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Dr. Ian Patrick Conner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1603 Carmody Court; Suite 104
Sewickley, PA

Dr. Ian Conner works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Conner has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Conner attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Conner is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $2,488
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $594

Specializes in Ophthalmology
400 Broad Street; Suite 2020
Sewickley, PA

Dr. Richard Bowers' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Bowers takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 59
  • Charge (avg.): $2,900 - $3,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $645 - $801

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2448 Mill Street
Aliquippa, PA

Dr. Manojkumar Patel is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Aliquippa, PA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,083
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $801

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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.

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