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We found 4 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Medicaid near Vancouver, WA.

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Dr. Richard Adolph Bernheimer Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
505 Ne 87th Avenue; Suite 100
Vancouver, WA
 

Dr. Richard Bernheimer, who practices in Vancouver, WA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernheimer honors. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Bernheimer (or staff) speaks Russian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

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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: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,676
  • Medicare Cost: $661
Dr. Jay Norman Chapman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
505 Ne 87th Avenue; Suite 100
Vancouver, WA
 

Dr. Jay Chapman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Vancouver, WA. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chapman include anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Chapman is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chapman (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Russian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Chapman's professional affiliations include PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Diseases

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,681
  • Medicare Cost: $666
Dr. Paul Manchester Keown, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
505 Ne 87th Avenue; Suite 100
Vancouver, WA
 

Dr. Paul Keown practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Keown is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Keown takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Keown (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and Russian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Adam Louis Rasky, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
505 Ne 87th Avenue; Suite 100
Vancouver, WA
 

Dr. Adam Rasky is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Vancouver, WA. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rasky studied medicine at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is affiliated with PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,675
  • Medicare Cost: $666

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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.