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Dr. James Walton Felch, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Covey Drive; Suite 107
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. James Felch, who practices in Franklin, TN and Nashville, TN, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Felch's areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, glasses, and contact lenses. He is professionally affiliated with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, TriStar Centennial Medical Center, and Williamson Medical Center. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Felch trained at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Felch takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Routine Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Problems, Glasses, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 84
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,782
  • Medicare Cost: $609
Dr. Melissa Morrison Cable, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Toyos Clinic - Franklin; 600a Frazier Drive
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Melissa Toyos is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Toyos graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Toyos include diabetes, eye injuries, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with TriStar Skyline Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Diabetes, Eye Injuries

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 109
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,355
  • Medicare Cost: $663
Dr. Aaron Jon Porter, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3252 Aspen Grove Drive; Suite 1
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Aaron Porter is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Porter's professional affiliations include Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Saint Thomas Health, and TriStar Health. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Porter trained at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. Patient ratings for Dr. Porter average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 740
  • Uninsured Cost: $2 - $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $1 - $690
Dr. Rolando Toyos, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
600 A Frazier Drive; Suite 110
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Rolando Toyos sees patients in Franklin, TN, Germantown, TN, and Memphis, TN. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Toyos is conversant in Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Williamson Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Toyos attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 247
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,328 - $1,800
  • Medicare Cost: $527 - $754
Dr. Thomas Alan Wohl, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3326 Aspen Grove Drive; Suite 200
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Thomas Wohl's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Wohl is affiliated with Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Williamson Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Wohl attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200
  • Medicare Cost: $602
Dr. Daniel Scott Weikert, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Covey Drive; Suite 107
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Daniel Weikert is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weikert has a special interest in LASIK and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Williamson Medical Center, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weikert's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Dry Eyes, Allergies, Cataracts, LASIK, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 144
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,782
  • Medicare Cost: $611
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Covey Drive; Suite 107
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Mark Kroll is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is professionally affiliated with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Kroll attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 356
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,782 - $3,866
  • Medicare Cost: $536 - $661
Dr. Nathan Elliott Podoll, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4601 Carothers Parkway; Suite 450
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Nathan Podoll practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Nashville, TN and Franklin, TN. Patient reviews placed Dr. Podoll at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of glasses, LASIK, and contact lenses. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Podoll is affiliated with Williamson Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Glasses, Dry Eyes, Allergies, LASIK, Cataract Surgery, Routine Eye Exam, Contact Lenses, Eye ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Optometry
1000 Meridian Boulevard; Suite 106
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Jarrod Peace specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Peace accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $229
  • 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.