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We found 5 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. Dr. Nyongo's areas of expertise include uveitis, trabeculectomy, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Seattle Children's Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Japanese. Dr. Nyongo is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Nyongo has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Ryu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean, Spanish, and French. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ryu include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Ryu trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for her residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Ryu average 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Much (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Clinical interests 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 graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Much completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Much accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Much's office for an appointment.

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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lloyd at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Lloyd 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. Her practice is open to 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. Jocelyn F Del Carmen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Jocelyn Delcarmen is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Delcarmen has a special interest in eye problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Delcarmen has an open panel.

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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.