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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1820 Galleria Oaks
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Charles Thornton practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Texarkana, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thornton 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. Thornton takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Thornton attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for 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: 144
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,908
  • Medicare Cost: $630
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2323 Kennedy Lane
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Lewis Cook, who practices in Texarkana, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cook completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Cook honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5402 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Wanda Northam is an ophthalmologist in Texarkana, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Northam is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for her residency. Dr. Northam is in-network 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: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 299
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,908
  • Medicare Cost: $570
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5402 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Gary Womack's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Womack honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 79
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,908
  • Medicare Cost: $630
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5402 Summerhill
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Eugene Ellison's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 80
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,908
  • Medicare Cost: $630
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1727 Galleria Oaks Drive
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Wiggins' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Wiggins attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 180
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,671
  • Medicare Cost: $552
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Specializes in Optometry
4224 Texas Boulevard
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Littleton Fowler specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Texarkana, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $220
  • Medicare Cost: $124
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Specializes in Optometry
2901 Richmond Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Juan Galdamez specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Texarkana, TX. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $175
  • Medicare Cost: $121
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Specializes in Optometry
4401 Morris Lane
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Mark Allen works as an optometrist in Texarkana, TX. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Allen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $750
  • Medicare Cost: $125

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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.