We found 9 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept TRICARE 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 is an ophthalmologist. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Howard include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Howard is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Howard completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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
Dr. Arthur C Perry, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Perry practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Perry include macular degeneration, plastic surgery procedures, and glaucoma. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Perry attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He welcomes 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, who practices in Chula Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Jacobs include macular degeneration, LASIK, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Jacobs is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacobs is open to new patients. 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 speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Barry Scher's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Scher performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Scher is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp HealthCare. 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
Dr. David Castillejos-Rios, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
342 F Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. David Castillejos-Rios is an ophthalmologist in Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Castillejos-Rios (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Dr. Castillejos-Rios's clinical interests 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. Dr. Castillejos-Rios graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1400 East Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Lina Amini is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She trained at UNC Hospitals for her residency. Dr. Amini's areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Amini is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Dr. Amini is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She 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

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

Dr. Sarjan Patel specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in San Diego, CA, Alpine, CA, and Escondido, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Patel's training includes a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in La Mesa, CA and Coronado, CA. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and LASIK. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cook is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to 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 works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rajsbaum include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Rajsbaum's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Michael Reese Hospital's residency program. 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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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.