We found 16 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Lubbock, TX.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3601 4th Street; Stop 7217
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Karl Bentley is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Bentley's areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bentley honors.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 209
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $630 - $783
Dr. Ming-Tao Tao Peter Ho, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3702 34th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. M. Ho practices ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Ho takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Ho attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine.

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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: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $630
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
Texas Tech Univ Hlth Sci Center; Department of Ophthalmology, Ms7217
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. David McCartney is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Lubbock, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. McCartney has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 116
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,192
  • Medicare Cost: $617
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3601 4th Street; Stop 7217
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Jay Bradley, who practices in Lubbock, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Bradley has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Bradley average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 270
  • Uninsured Cost: $80 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $15 - $748
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5109 80th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Tim Khater is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Khater studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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: 483
  • Uninsured Cost: $111 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $17 - $715
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4003 22nd Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Zuhair Shihab's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Shihab include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shihab accepts.

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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: 83
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,044
  • Medicare Cost: $582
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3008 50th Street; Suite F
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. James Boop is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Lubbock, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Boop include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Boop takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Boop attended medical school at New York Medical College.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,850
  • Medicare Cost: $619
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3420 23rd Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Frank Ryburn specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Ryburn studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His areas of expertise include the following: plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. 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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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200
  • Medicare Cost: $598
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4th & Indiana; Department of Ophthalmology
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Clint Gregg is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gregg accepts.

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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: 171
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,192 - $3,457
  • Medicare Cost: $630 - $783
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4014 22nd Place; Suite 4
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. John Streit practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Streit honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 84
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $620
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4315 28th Street; Suite 2
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Reeves is an ophthalmologist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Reeves's areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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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: 249
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,445
  • Medicare Cost: $480
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4315 28th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Justin Anderson is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 99
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,519
  • Medicare Cost: $506
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3601 4th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Jason Yeh is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Yeh (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Yeh has a special interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yeh takes.

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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: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,114
  • Medicare Cost: $648
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4020 21st Street; Suite 3
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. William Boothe is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Boothe 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. Boothe graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,300
  • Medicare Cost: $630
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3804 21st Street; Suite A
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Frasier is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Lubbock, TX. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Frasier studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 93
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $630
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Specializes in Optometry
3016 50th Street
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. James Hamilton practices optometry (primary eye care) in Lubbock, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $153
  • Medicare Cost: $106

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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.