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We found 14 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Shield near Chula Vista, CA.

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Dr. Barry M Scher, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 Third Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Barry Scher specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scher graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Scher speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Microsurgery, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,896 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $682 - $844
Dr. Arthur C Perry, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Perry sees patients in La Jolla, CA and Chula Vista, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, plastic surgery procedures, and glaucoma. Dr. Perry takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Perry completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His professional affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,100
  • Medicare Cost: $682
Dr. Ronald Jerome Goldman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
480 4th Avenue; Suite 201
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Goldman works as an ophthalmologist in Chula Vista, CA and San Diego, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldman include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Goldman trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Goldman's office for an appointment.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 96
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,800
  • Medicare Cost: $682 - $844
Dr. Gayle C Howard, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gayle Howard specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Howard honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Howard's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 93
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,895 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $682 - $844
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1400 East Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Lina Amini, who practices in Chula Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Amini has indicated that her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Amini's medical residency was performed at UNC Hospitals. She has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. She speaks Persian.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Gary M Jacobs, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gary Jacobs is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Jacobs's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, LASIK, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Maryland Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Jacobs's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Microsurgery, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 75
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,894 - $2,987
  • Medicare Cost: $682 - $844
Dr. William John Bigham, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1317 Ynez Place; Suite A
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. William Bigham's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bigham include eye problems. Dr. Bigham is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for his residency. Dr. Bigham is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 84
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,082 - $2,123
  • Medicare Cost: $654 - $802
Dr. Sarjan H Patel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2220 E Plaza Boulevard; #h
National City, CA
 

Dr. Sarjan Patel's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 95
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $680
Dr. David Castillejos-Rios, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
342 F Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. David Castillejos-Rios specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Chula Vista, CA. He obtained his medical school training at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Castillejos-Rios honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Castillejos-Rios (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 127
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $680 - $844
Dr. Gordon James Montgomery, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 302
National City, CA
 

Dr. Gordon Montgomery practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Montgomery is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Montgomery focuses on glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Homer G. Phillips Hospital. Dr. Montgomery is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Montgomery is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 174
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,605 - $3,650
  • Medicare Cost: $682 - $844
Dr. Glenn Cook, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
801 Orange Avenue; Suite 204
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Glenn Cook practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Cook has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Cook include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and LASIK. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Cook's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Treatment, Laser ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 241
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,600
  • Medicare Cost: $633
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2220 E Plaza Boulevard; #h
National City, CA
 

Dr. Gitane Patel is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in San Diego, CA, El Cajon, CA, and Alpine, CA. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 79
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000 - $3,200
  • Medicare Cost: $681 - $837
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
865 3rd Avenue; Suite 121
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Martin Rajsbaum's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Rajsbaum is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rajsbaum is accepting new patients. He graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Rajsbaum (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 92
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $672
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
835 3rd Avenue; Suite A
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Arnett Carraby's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Carraby has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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: 182
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,800
  • Medicare Cost: $487

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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.