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We found 9 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Edward Kai-Wah Chan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4675 Highway; 6 Ste B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Edward Chan is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Chan is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Chan attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Diabetes, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 103
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $647
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1111 Hwy 6 South; #190
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ghanshyam Patel is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His areas of expertise include contact dermatitis, myasthenia gravis, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Patel attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Exam, Myasthenia Gravis, Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,102 - $1,528
  • Medicare Cost: $630 - $783
Dr. Amjad P Khokhar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
736 Highway 6; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Amjad Khokhar is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Khokhar's areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Khokhar attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Khokhar honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Strabismus, LASIK, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vision ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,440
  • Medicare Cost: $668
Dr. Matthew Gray McMenemy, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Matthew McMenemy's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. Patient ratings for Dr. McMenemy average 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McMenemy honors. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at Memorial Hermann. Dr. McMenemy has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 250
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,956 - $3,472
  • Medicare Cost: $628 - $783
Dr. Michael Richard Koop, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Michael Koop is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Koop has a special interest in cataracts. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Koop performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 106
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,850
  • Medicare Cost: $654
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
15999 City Walk Drive; Suite 270
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Brian Wright is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wright include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wright studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wright trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 161
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,249 - $2,404
  • Medicare Cost: $635 - $764
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
16659 Southwest Freeway; Suite 401
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bernard Yu is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and acupuncture treatment. Dr. Yu has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He graduated from Taipei Medical University and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Yu is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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

All Interests: Alternative Medicine, Acupuncture Treatment, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200
  • Medicare Cost: $668
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4977 Sweetwater Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Charles Johnson's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson accepts. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 252
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,850
  • Medicare Cost: $655
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Specializes in Optometry
4511 Sweetwater Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Robert Salchak is an optometrist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $150
  • 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.