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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 area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Howard has a special interest in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and diabetic retinopathy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Howard accepts. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Howard is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Perry include macular degeneration, plastic surgery procedures, and glaucoma. Dr. Perry is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Perry is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. 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. Gary M Jacobs, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gary Jacobs works as an ophthalmologist. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, LASIK, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). Dr. Jacobs is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Jacobs attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice 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 sees patients in Chula Vista, CA and San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Goldman is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Goldman graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldman honors. He has an open panel.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Scher's clinical interests include macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. His professional affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp HealthCare. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Scher is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice 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: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,896 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $682 - $844
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1400 East Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Lina Amini is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Amini is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at UNC Hospitals. She has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Amini speaks Persian. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Amini 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

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

Dr. William Bigham's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bigham include eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bigham accepts. Dr. Bigham welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 sees patients in Chula Vista, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Castillejos-Rios's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal, Dr. Castillejos-Rios attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Castillejos-Rios (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. 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: 127
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $680 - $844
Dr. Sarjan H Patel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2220 E Plaza Boulevard; #h
National City, CA
 

Dr. Sarjan Patel is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Patel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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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. Gordon James Montgomery, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
655 Euclid Avenue; Suite 302
National City, CA
 

Dr. Gordon Montgomery, who practices in National City, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Montgomery include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Montgomery honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Montgomery is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Homer G. Phillips Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He is accepting 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in La Mesa, CA and Coronado, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cook's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and LASIK. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cook is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Cook has an open panel.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in eye problems. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Patel's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Rajsbaum honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Rajsbaum (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Rajsbaum's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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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 area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Carraby include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. 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). Dr. Carraby honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.