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We found 10 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near El Cajon, CA.

Dr. Franklin Allen Crystal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
225 W Madison Avenue; Suite 1
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Franklin Crystal sees patients in El Cajon, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. Dr. Crystal is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Crystal attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Crystal is affiliated with 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, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 67
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,815 - $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $682 - $844
Dr. Sarjan H Patel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
450 Fletcher Parkway; #112
El Cajon, 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
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
680 Fletcher Parkway; Suite 202
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. John Kownacki's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kownacki studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kownacki trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kownacki accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $783
  • Medicare Cost: $672
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
7877 Parkway Drive; Suite 100
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Paul Treger is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in La Mesa, CA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Treger is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Treger accepts AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 110
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,600
  • Medicare Cost: $680
Dr. Glenn Cook, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7877 Parkway Drive; Suite 100
La Mesa, 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
450 Fletcher Parkway; #112
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Gitane Patel practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in San Diego, CA, El Cajon, CA, and Alpine, CA. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. In his practice, he is particularly interested in eye problems. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Patel attended medical school 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. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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
6945 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Barry Katzman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Katzman graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Harlem Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include eye surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,002
  • Medicare Cost: $679
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Building 2 Suite 3
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Haight sees patients in La Mesa, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Haight focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haight honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

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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: 109
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $682
Dr. Tara L Brown, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7877 Parkway Drive; Suite 100
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Tara Brown is an ophthalmologist in La Mesa, CA and San Diego, CA. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Brown an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,600
  • Medicare Cost: $679
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Specializes in Optometry
2650 Jamacha Road; Suite 155
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Rex Werner practices optometry (primary eye care). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $200
  • Medicare Cost: $136

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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.