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We found 6 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Cleveland, TN.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2560 Business Park Drive, Ne
Cleveland, TN
 

Dr. Nancy Blank sees patients in Cleveland, TN and Athens, TN. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Blank obtained her medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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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: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $637
  • Medicare Cost: $611
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2175 Chambliss Avenue; Suite B
Cleveland, TN
 

Dr. Bruce Faerber's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Faerber obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Erlanger Health System.

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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: 88
  • Uninsured Cost: $674 - $842
  • Medicare Cost: $602 - $744
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2560 Business Park Drive, Ne
Cleveland, TN
 

Dr. Gregory Ford is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Cleveland, TN. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Carolina and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Ford attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Eastern Virginia Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ford include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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: 207
  • Uninsured Cost: $641 - $772
  • Medicare Cost: $612 - $760
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2560 Business Park Drive Ne
Cleveland, TN
 

Dr. Thomas McGuire practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Cleveland, TN. The average patient rating for Dr. McGuire is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. McGuire honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 118
  • Uninsured Cost: $617
  • Medicare Cost: $612
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Specializes in Optometry
2020 Keith Street Nw
Cleveland, TN
 

Dr. Elizabeth Hudson practices optometry (primary eye care). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $220
  • Medicare Cost: $124
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Specializes in Optometry
2020 Keith Street Nw
Cleveland, TN
 

Dr. Blake Peterson is an optometrist. Dr. Peterson takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $220
  • Medicare Cost: $122

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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.