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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Gaudio attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Gaudio include uveitis and cataract surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gaudio is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gaudio (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Thai. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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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 an ophthalmologist. Dr. Pulice (or staff) is conversant in German and Italian. His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Pulice is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Pulice average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Simses obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Simses is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Focus. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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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). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chiu include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Chiu takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Howard University College of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary and Greenwich Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chiu's office for an appointment.

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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.