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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Crystal include macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Crystal graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Crystal 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, 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 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
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
680 Fletcher Parkway; Suite 202
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. John Kownacki is an ophthalmologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kownacki's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Treger's medical residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Treger is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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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 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
450 Fletcher Parkway; #112
El Cajon, CA
 

Dr. Gitane Patel's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. Dr. Patel's clinical interests include eye problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He 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
6945 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Barry Katzman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in San Diego, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: eye surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Katzman graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to 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 works as an ophthalmologist in La Mesa, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Haight's clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Haight studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For his residency, Dr. Haight trained 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 San Diego, CA and Poway, CA. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Brown takes Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is 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 works as an optometrist. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.