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Dr. Thomas Wayne Hejkal, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
8141 W Center Road; Suite 100
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Thomas Hejkal is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Omaha, NE. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hejkal include vitreous hemorrhage, macular surgery, and astigmatic keratotomy. His professional affiliations include Nebraska Medicine, CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center Bergan Mercy, and VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. Dr. Hejkal attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance.

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

All Interests: Vitreous Hemorrhage, Macular Surgery, Astigmatic Keratotomy, Paracentesis, Retinoblastoma, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $2,282
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $602

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Jeffery Hottman is an Omaha, NE physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Hottman include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He attended the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for residency. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Hottman is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

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

Dr. Courtney Frances Hellman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Courtney Hellman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hellman include cataract surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Hellman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Hellman attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Hellman offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine and CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

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

Dr. Michael Robert Feilmeier, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Michael Feilmeier's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Feilmeier offers interpreting services for his patients. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Refractive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 242
  • Charge (avg.): $1,351 - $1,708
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $538 - $669
Dr. Peter John Whitted, JD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Peter Whitted is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma surgery, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Whitted attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Whitted offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 116
  • Charge (avg.): $1,339
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $604

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Michael Halsted's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Halsted's clinical interests: cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and corneal surgery. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Halsted completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Halsted is affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 319
  • Charge (avg.): $1,282 - $1,802
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $528 - $679

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
4353 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE
 

Dr. Mark Emig is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Omaha, NE. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Emig attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Emig offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Nebraska Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreous Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $1,337
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $508

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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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