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

Dr. Jess Wesberry's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wesberry is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 48
  • Charge (avg.): $2,390 - $2,880
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $603 - $749

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

Dr. Aaron Waite's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Waite takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Waite trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for his residency.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 106
  • Charge (avg.): $2,295 - $3,240
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $619 - $767

Specializes in Ophthalmology
920 Madison Avenue; Suite 605
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Philip Furr is a Memphis, TN physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Furr is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $683
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $607

Specializes in Optometry
1750 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Linda Tharp is an optometrist in Memphis, TN. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tharp is in-network 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $250
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $122

Specializes in Optometry
1245 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. John Sharpe is an optometrist in Memphis, TN. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $120
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $120

Specializes in Optometry
1245 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Michael Gerstner specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Gerstner honors 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $121
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $120

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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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