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We found 5 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept HealthSmart POS near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Judith Anne Hoover, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4209 Bordeaux Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Judith Kirby is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Dallas, TX. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Kirby completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Kirby is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,417
  • Medicare Cost: $664
Dr. Bradley David Strong, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4131 N Central Expressway; Suite 725
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bradley Strong's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Strong include comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Strong takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Strong attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Strong speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 69
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000
  • Medicare Cost: $667
Dr. Oren Nathan Fass, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Other
2301 S Hampton Road
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Oren Fass sees patients in Dallas, TX and Richardson, TX. His medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fass include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fass attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Fass (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Fass has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 117
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,675 - $2,350
  • Medicare Cost: $659 - $820
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5315 N Central Expressway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Harvey Carter is an ophthalmologist in Dallas, TX. Dr. Carter's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Carter is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Carter has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 267
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000 - $4,600
  • Medicare Cost: $667 - $829
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1703 N Beckley Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Linda Burk is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Burk attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Burk speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 197
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $665 - $824

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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.