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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 works as an ophthalmologist. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Kirby graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. Patients rated Dr. Kirby highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kirby 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 sees patients in Dallas, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Strong takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Strong attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Strong's office for an appointment.

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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' specialty is corneal and external diseases. Dr. Fass attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Fass (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Fass is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is open to new patients.

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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 ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Carter focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Carter is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Carter is conversant in Spanish.

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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 Dallas, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Burk is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Texas Health Resources. Dr. Burk has an open panel.

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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.