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Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
3901 Hoyt Avenue
Everett, WA
 

Dr. Soo Kim's specialty is corneal and external diseases. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She is affiliated with The Everett Clinic.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $658
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3901 Hoyt Avenue
Everett, WA
 

Dr. Anuja Bhandari is an Everett, WA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bhandari include comprehensive ophthalmology. She is affiliated with The Everett Clinic. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Bhandari attended Christian Medical College, Vellore for medical school. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,561
  • Medicare Cost: $666
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3930 Hoyt Avenue
Everett, WA
 

Dr. Thomas Jones is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. In Dr. Jones's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jones accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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: 97
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,745
  • Medicare Cost: $666
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3930 Hoyt Avenue
Everett, WA
 

Dr. Brian Lueth is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Lueth average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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: 117
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,745
  • Medicare Cost: $662
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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
3901 Hoyt Avenue
Everett, WA
 

Dr. Maylon Hsu sees patients in Everett, WA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hsu is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,819
  • Medicare Cost: $696

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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.