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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1519 E 6th Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Ricardo Sepulveda's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He studied medicine at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Sepulveda takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Vitreous Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $1,541
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $676

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1519 East Sixth Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Deborah Alexander's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataracts. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Alexander trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alexander is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 151
  • Charge (avg.): $2,200 - $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $613 - $763

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1519 E 6th Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Wade Graham specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Weslaco, TX. Dr. Graham's areas of expertise include cataracts. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 312
  • Charge (avg.): $2,200 - $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $630 - $783

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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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