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We found 6 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept CIGNA EPO near Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Omondi Luthuli Nyongo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Omondi Nyongo is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. He is conversant in Japanese. Dr. Nyongo's areas of expertise include uveitis, trabeculectomy, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nyongo trained at Seattle Children's Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Nyongo an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nyongo is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Strabismus Surgery, Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Facial Problems, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan H. K. Ryu, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Susan Ryu is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Ryu takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Ryu's residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. In addition to English, Dr. Ryu (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ryu's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Macular Degeneration, Iridotomy, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 94
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,689 - $3,730
  • Medicare Cost: $775 - $949
Dr. Jason W. W Much, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jason Much is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Much include cataract surgery, eye problems, and corneal surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Much attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Much (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems, Corneal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 67
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,677
  • Medicare Cost: $772
Dr. Mary Ann E Lloyd, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Mary Ann Lloyd is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Palo Alto, CA. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. Dr. Lloyd's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lloyd welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 131
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,666 - $3,544
  • Medicare Cost: $769 - $901
Dr. Debbie S Kuo, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Debbie Kuo practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kuo include eye problems. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Kuo attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kuo welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Research, Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems, Anesthesia, Glaucoma

Dr. Jocelyn F Delcarmen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jocelyn Delcarmen is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Palo Alto, CA. She is especially interested in eye problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Delcarmen is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Delcarmen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Delcarmen's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Iridotomy, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Problems, Selective ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,706 - $3,780
  • Medicare Cost: $780 - $962

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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.