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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Gaudio's areas of expertise include uveitis and cataract surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Gaudio attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. In addition to English, Dr. Gaudio (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Thai. His hospital/clinic 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Pulice (or staff) speaks German and Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Pulice include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Pulice performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Pulice average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Simses is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Focus, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Simses completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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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 medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Chiu attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Chiu completed his residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and Greenwich Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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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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