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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1519 E 6th Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Karl Bentley is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bentley include comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Bentley attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Weslaco, TX and McAllen, TX. Dr. Gillum's areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. Before completing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Gillum attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Weslaco, TX and McAllen, TX. Dr. Alexander has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass 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. Dr. Graham's education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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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's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sepulveda honors. He graduated from 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.