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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 works as an ophthalmologist in Hartford, CT, New Haven, CT, and West Hartford, CT. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gaudio include uveitis and cataract surgery. Dr. Gaudio's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Gaudio (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Thai. Dr. Gaudio's professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Edward Pulice is an ophthalmologist in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pulice include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Pulice's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pulice attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Pulice (or staff) speaks German and Italian. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. John Simses works as an ophthalmologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Simses's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Focus, and more. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Simses attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Simses is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Rafael Chiu is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Chiu focuses on cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chiu has an open panel. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and Greenwich Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Chiu speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $3,150
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.

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