Finding Providers
loading

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

Showing 1-7 of 7
No Photo
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1205 N Sixth Street
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Joel Muirhead is an ophthalmologist in Longview, TX and Tyler, TX. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Muirhead include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

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
No Photo
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3209 N 4th Street; Suite 100
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Michael Guillory's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Guillory include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Guillory attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency.

Read more

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
No Photo
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1705 Judson Road
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Dehaven is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. Dr. Dehaven honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

Read more

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
No Photo
Specializes in Ophthalmology
615 N 3rd Street; Suite 2
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Mary Andrews' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Andrews's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Andrews honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $361
  • Medicare Cost: $126
No Photo
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3209 N 4th Street; Suite 100
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Craig King is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In his practice, Dr. King focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. King is 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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.

Read more

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
No Photo
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2394 H G Mosley Parkway
Longview, TX
 

Dr. David Risner is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Longview, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Risner accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Risner attended Indiana University School of Medicine.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $619
No Photo
Specializes in Optometry
307 W Loop 281; Suite 2b
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Wacasey practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Wacasey is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 92
  • Uninsured Cost: $149
  • Medicare Cost: $126

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Distinctions

Online Communication

Certifications

Credentials

Medical School

Optometry School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.