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Dr. Ivan Jose Suner, MBA, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
602 S Macdill Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ivan Suner specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patient ratings for Dr. Suner average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Tampa General Hospital (TGH) and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,540
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $640
Dr. John Frederick Altenburg, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4600 North Habana; #7
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Altenburg is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. He is especially interested in eyelid surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cornea problems. Dr. Altenburg is professionally affiliated with Tampa Community Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Dr. Altenburg attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, Eyelid Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 74
  • Charge (avg.): $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $682 - $848

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
501 N Howard Avenue; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. William Layden is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Layden include glaucoma and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Layden is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $597

Specializes in Ophthalmology
501 N Howard Avenue; Suite 100
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Warren Scherer is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 59
  • Charge (avg.): $1,542 - $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $679 - $848

Specializes in Optometry
7522 N Himes Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Philip Cuva's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $126
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $121

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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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