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We found 4 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near New Haven, CT.

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Dr. Paul Anton Gaudio, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
40 Temple Street; Temple Medical Center 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Paul Gaudio's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Gaudio attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in uveitis and cataract surgery. Patients gave Dr. Gaudio an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gaudio (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Thai. His professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Gaudio has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Surgery, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, External Eye ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,100
  • Medicare Cost: $707
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Edward Pulice is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. In addition to English, Dr. Pulice (or staff) speaks German and Italian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pulice include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pulice is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,150
  • Medicare Cost: $716
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. John Simses specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. In Dr. Simses's practice, he is particularly interested in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Simses is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Simses is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Focus, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Rafael Chiu's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and Greenwich Hospital, Dr. Chiu attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In his practice, Dr. Chiu focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chiu honors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chiu's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,150
  • Medicare Cost: $711

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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.