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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, who practices in Chula Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Howard include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Howard takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Howard completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Howard speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. She is accepting 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include macular degeneration, plastic surgery procedures, and glaucoma. Dr. Perry is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS), Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perry 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Chula Vista, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, LASIK, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). Dr. Jacobs is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Jacobs trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for his residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Jacobs 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. Barry M Scher, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 Third Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Barry Scher's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Scher's clinical interests include macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Scher is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Amini has a special interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Amini takes. Dr. Amini is accepting new patients. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UNC Hospitals for residency. She 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. David Castillejos-Rios, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
342 F Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. David Castillejos-Rios is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Chula Vista, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castillejos-Rios takes. After attending National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Castillejos-Rios completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. Dr. Castillejos-Rios (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. 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: 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Patel welcomes 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. Glenn Cook, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
801 Orange Avenue; Suite 204
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Glenn Cook practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and LASIK. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cook honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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 speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Cook 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rajsbaum takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Rajsbaum (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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.