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Dr. Gregory Alan Eippert, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 110
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Gregroy Eippert's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Eippert's clinical interests include macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Eippert's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Bernard D Perla, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 450; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Bernard Perla's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of macular degeneration, strabismus, and glaucoma. Dr. Perla is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and Lake Health. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. Dr. Perla is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Dr. Gregory Keith Riffle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 110
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Gregory Riffle, who practices in Mentor, OH, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Riffle include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Riffle studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cole Eye Institute. Dr. Riffle accepts Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Dr. Carl K Shin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2141 Mentor Avenue
Painesville, OH
 

Dr. Carl Shin practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Painesville, OH. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shin include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 91
  • Charge (avg.): $1,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $655

Specializes in Ophthalmology
9485 Mentor Avenue; Suite 110
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Carrie Happ-Smith practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Mentor, OH. She has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Happ-Smith honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Happ-Smith graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma

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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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