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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. Gayle C Howard, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gayle Howard's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and diabetic retinopathy. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Howard honors. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Howard attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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
Dr. Arthur C Perry, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Perry specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in La Jolla, CA and Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Perry studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perry include macular degeneration, plastic surgery procedures, and glaucoma. Dr. Perry's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is open to 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. 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 clinical interests include macular degeneration, LASIK, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Jacobs trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. Ronald Jerome Goldman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
480 4th Avenue; Suite 201
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Goldman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Goldman's areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. Dr. Goldman is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldman accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Barry M Scher, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 Third Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Barry Scher specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Scher's clinical interests: macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp HealthCare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Scher welcomes new patients. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center.

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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. William John Bigham, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1317 Ynez Place; Suite A
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. William Bigham is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Bigham attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bigham include eye problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. Dr. Bigham is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. David Castillejos-Rios, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
342 F Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. David Castillejos-Rios practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Castillejos-Rios (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Portuguese. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal, Dr. Castillejos-Rios attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Castillejos-Rios's practice is open to 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: 127
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $680 - $844
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1400 East Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Lina Amini works as an ophthalmologist in Chula Vista, CA. Her areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Amini accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Amini graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Amini completed a residency program at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Amini has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Gordon James Montgomery, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 302
National City, CA
 

Dr. Gordon Montgomery's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Montgomery include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. After attending Howard University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Homer G. Phillips Hospital. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. Dr. Montgomery has an open panel.

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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. Sarjan H Patel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2220 E Plaza Boulevard; #h
National City, CA
 

Dr. Sarjan Patel sees patients in San Diego, CA, Alpine, CA, and Escondido, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Patel honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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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. Glenn Cook, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
801 Orange Avenue; Suite 204
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Glenn Cook sees patients in La Mesa, CA and Coronado, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Cook completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and LASIK. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cook honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cook is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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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
865 3rd Avenue; Suite 121
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Martin Rajsbaum's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Rajsbaum takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Rajsbaum graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Rajsbaum (or staff) is conversant in 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
2220 E Plaza Boulevard; #h
National City, CA
 

Dr. Gitane Patel is an ophthalmologist in San Diego, CA, El Cajon, CA, and Alpine, CA. He is especially interested in eye problems. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati.

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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
835 3rd Avenue; Suite A
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Arnett Carraby's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Carraby focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carraby's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and 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.