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Douglas Koch, M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Koch is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Koch include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, laser treatment, and refractive lens exchange (RLE). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Koch has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Koch is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Cataracts, Refractive Lens Exchange, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 293
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,590 - $4,997
  • Medicare Cost: $654 - $815
Dr. Kevin Yao Jong, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Jong is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Jong attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, LASIK, Eye ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 127
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,690
  • Medicare Cost: $668
Dr. Stephen Carl Pflugfelder, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6565 Fannin Nc 205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder is a physician who specializes in corneal and external diseases. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pflugfelder's clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, ocular surface reconstruction, and artificial cornea transplant (keratoprosthesis surgery). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pflugfelder takes. Dr. Pflugfelder graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Pflugfelder has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Artificial Cornea Transplant, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Stem Cell Transplant, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,573
  • Medicare Cost: $655
Dr. Peter Tae-Jin Chang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1977 Butler Boulevard, Baylor College of Medicine; Department of Ophthalmology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Peter Chang is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and eye exam. Dr. Chang takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Chang (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,570 - $4,997
  • Medicare Cost: $634 - $808
Dr. Marshall Bowes Hamill, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6565 Fannin; Nc205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marshall Hamill is a cornea specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamill include intraocular lens (IOL) implant, laser treatment, and eye exam. Dr. Hamill is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hamill at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hamill is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Eye Exam, Descemet's Membrane Endothelial ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 167
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,584 - $4,997
  • Medicare Cost: $642 - $810
Dr. Nancy Elizabeth Webb, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2727 West Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nancy Webb specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is rated highly by her patients. Her clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Webb's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Webb accepts. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Webb trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Webb has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Reconstructive Surgery, Plastic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Silvia Dolores Orengo-Nania, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
One Butler Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Silvia Orengo-Nania practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataracts. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Orengo-Nania graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Orengo-Nania speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Orengo-Nania's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Laser Treatment, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Mitchell Patrick Weikert, MS, BS, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Transplant Surgery
6565 Fannin Nc-205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Weikert works as a cornea specialist and transplant surgeon in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weikert include conjunctivitis (pink eye), LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Weikert accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Conjunctivitis, Edema, Anterior Segment Surgery, Keratoconus, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Diabetic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 139
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,590 - $4,997
  • Medicare Cost: $637 - $779
Dr. William Skidmore Iii Banks III, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2424 W Holcombe Boulevard; Suite 203
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Banks' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Banks trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Banks include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Banks takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

Dr. John Douglas Goosey, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Other
6545 Rutgers
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Goosey, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in corneal and external diseases. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Goosey studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Goosey's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 102
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,690
  • Medicare Cost: $608
Dr. Steven Hutson Dunn, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Dunn is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Dunn include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dunn's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Kresge Eye Institute. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 155
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,690
  • Medicare Cost: $668
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Arnoult's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Arnoult's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Arnoult completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 171
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,689 - $5,440
  • Medicare Cost: $665 - $828
Dr. Richard George Urso, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Urso sees patients in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Kingwood, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His professional affiliations include Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Urso is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency.

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Clinical Interests: Refractive Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Trauma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,690
  • Medicare Cost: $658
Dr. John Mah Lim, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Lim is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lim include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Lim is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Lim is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vision Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 236
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,690
  • Medicare Cost: $668
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Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paul Salmonsen's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Salmonsen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Salmonsen has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,690
  • Medicare Cost: $668
Dr. William Henry Quayle Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Quayle is an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Quayle accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 110
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,690
  • Medicare Cost: $666

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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.