We found 7 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Gold Compass Balanced 0 near Longview, TX.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1205 N Sixth Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Joel Muirhead specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Longview, TX and Tyler, TX. Dr. Muirhead has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Before performing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Muirhead attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muirhead accepts.

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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: 288
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000 - $3,500
  • Medicare Cost: $614 - $754
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3209 N 4th Street; Suite 100
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Michael Guillory is a Longview, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Guillory focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Guillory completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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: 212
  • Uninsured Cost: $716
  • Medicare Cost: $629
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1705 Judson Road
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Dehaven's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Dehaven include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. Dr. Dehaven honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 313
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,925
  • Medicare Cost: $589
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
615 N 3rd Street; Suite 2
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Mary Andrews sees patients in Longview, TX. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Andrews graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Andrews include comprehensive ophthalmology. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Andrews honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $361
  • Medicare Cost: $126
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3209 N 4th Street; Suite 100
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Craig King is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. King's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. King is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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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: 227
  • Uninsured Cost: $676 - $799
  • Medicare Cost: $629 - $783
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2394 H G Mosley Parkway
Longview, TX
 

Dr. David Risner is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Risner is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. The average patient rating for Dr. Risner is 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Risner takes.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $619
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Specializes in Optometry
307 W Loop 281; Suite 2b
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Wacasey's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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: 92
  • Uninsured Cost: $149
  • Medicare Cost: $126

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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.