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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1820 Galleria Oaks
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Charles Thornton is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Thornton's areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Thornton honors 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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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Cook completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for 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 sees patients in Texarkana, TX. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Northam's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She 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. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Womack takes. He studied medicine at 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 is an ophthalmologist in Texarkana, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He honors 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: 180
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,671
  • Medicare Cost: $552
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Specializes in Optometry
4224 Texas Boulevard
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Littleton Fowler's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He honors 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: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $220
  • Medicare Cost: $124
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Specializes in Optometry
2901 Richmond Road
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Juan Galdamez practices optometry (primary eye care) in Texarkana, TX. Dr. Galdamez 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: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $175
  • Medicare Cost: $121
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Specializes in Optometry
4401 Morris Lane
Texarkana, TX
 

Dr. Mark Allen's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Allen has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts 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.