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We found 5 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Silver Compass Balanced 2000 1 near Weslaco, TX.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1519 E 6th Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Karl Bentley's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Bentley attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Bentley accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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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. William Neville Gillum, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1519 East Sixth Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. William Gillum's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Gillum accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program.

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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: 269
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $629 - $783
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1519 East Sixth Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Deborah Alexander is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Alexander is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alexander honors. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Alexander's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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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: 151
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $613 - $763
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1519 E 6th Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Wade Graham, who practices in Weslaco, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Graham attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency. In his practice, Dr. Graham focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 312
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $630 - $783
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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1519 E 6th Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Ricardo Sepulveda specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Weslaco, TX and Houston, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sepulveda is affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,541
  • Medicare Cost: $676

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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.