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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1820 Galleria Oaks
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Charles Thornton is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Thornton is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 144
  • Charge (avg.): $2,908
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $630

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5402 Summerhill Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Gary Womack works as an ophthalmologist in Texarkana, TX and Austin, TX. 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. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 79
  • Charge (avg.): $2,908
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $630

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5402 Summerhill
Texarkana, TX
 

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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 80
  • Charge (avg.): $2,908
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $630

Specializes in Optometry
4224 Texas Boulevard
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Littleton Fowler's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fowler takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 46
  • Charge (avg.): $220
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $124

Specializes in Optometry
2901 Richmond Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Juan Galdamez practices optometry (primary eye care) in Texarkana, TX. He takes 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $175
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $121

Specializes in Optometry
4401 Morris Lane
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Mark Allen's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Allen honors 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.

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