We found 9 providers matching cataract surgery near Franklin, TN.

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

Dr. James Felch specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Franklin, TN and Nashville, TN. His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, glasses, and contact lenses. Patient ratings for Dr. Felch average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Felch is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. Dr. Felch is professionally affiliated with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, TriStar Centennial Medical Center, and Williamson Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, eye injuries, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Toyos is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Toyos attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school. Dr. Toyos is 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 works as an ophthalmologist. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained at Vanderbilt Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Porter's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Porter is affiliated with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Saint Thomas Health, and TriStar Health.

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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). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Toyos's clinical interests: comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Williamson Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Toyos's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Toyos is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Wohl's areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Eastern Connecticut Health Network and Williamson Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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 physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Weikert attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Weikert's areas of expertise include LASIK and cataracts. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Weikert is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Williamson Medical Center, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his 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
Dr. Nathan Elliott Podoll, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4601 Carothers Parkway; Suite 450
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Nathan Podoll specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Podoll include glasses, LASIK, and contact lenses. Patients rated Dr. Podoll highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Podoll trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Podoll's professional affiliations include Williamson Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Podoll's 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 Ophthalmology
100 Covey Drive; Suite 107
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Mark Kroll is an ophthalmologist in Franklin, TN. He is affiliated with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Kroll accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 356
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,782 - $3,866
  • Medicare Cost: $536 - $661
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Specializes in Optometry
1000 Meridian Boulevard; Suite 106
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Jarrod Peace practices optometry (primary eye care) in Franklin, TN. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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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.