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We found 10 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Memphis, TN.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
930 Madison Avenue; Suite 200
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Jess Wesberry is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Wesberry include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland.

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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: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,390 - $2,880
  • Medicare Cost: $603 - $749
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
930 Madison Avenue; Suite 200
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Aaron Waite is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Waite is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 106
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,295 - $3,240
  • Medicare Cost: $619 - $767
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
930 Madison Avenue; Suite 470
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Elliott Kanner's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kanner is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kanner accepts.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
909 Ridgeway Loop
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Joseph Rowland's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. Dr. Rowland's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $200
  • Medicare Cost: $124
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
920 Madison Avenue; Suite 605
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Philip Furr is a Memphis, TN physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Furr is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $683
  • Medicare Cost: $607
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Specializes in Optometry
1750 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Linda Tharp specializes in optometry (primary eye care). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tharp takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $250
  • Medicare Cost: $122
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Specializes in Optometry
1030 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Michael Ensor's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Memphis VA Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $120
  • Medicare Cost: $114
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Specializes in Optometry
1245 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. John Sharpe's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Sharpe 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: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $120
  • Medicare Cost: $120
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Specializes in Optometry
1245 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Michael Gerstner works as an optometrist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $121
  • Medicare Cost: $120
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Specializes in Optometry
2070 Whitney Avenue
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. David Talley's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $250
  • Medicare Cost: $160

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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.