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Dr. Edward Hsu Hu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
93 Eastgate Drive
Washington, IL
 

Dr. Edward Hu is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Hu honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Hu (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL).

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Retina Problems

Dr. Yannis Nicholas Kolettis, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
93 Eastgate Drive
Washington, IL
 

Dr. Yannis Kolettis is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Peoria, IL and Washington, IL. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Kolettis attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Kolettis is conversant in Greek. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL).

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All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK

Dr. John Patrick Rhode, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
93 Eastgate Drive
Washington, IL
 

Dr. John Rhode practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Rhode attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL).

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 145
  • Charge (avg.): $2,650
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $615
Dr. Thomas M Wyman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
93 Eastgate Drive
Washington, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Wyman practices ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Wyman is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL).

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 326
  • Charge (avg.): $2,654
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $615
Dr. Evan C Pike, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
93 Eastgate Drive
Washington, IL
 

Dr. Evan Pike specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Peoria, IL and Washington, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pike include comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. Dr. Pike is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL).

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, LASIK

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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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