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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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gaudio include uveitis and cataract surgery. Dr. Gaudio accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Gaudio (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Thai. He is professionally affiliated with 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). Dr. Pulice's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Pulice is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Pulice (or staff) speaks German and Italian.

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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Simses include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Simses is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Simses accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Focus, and more. His practice is open to 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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. Clinical interests for Dr. Chiu include cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Chiu is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chiu accepts. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of 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, Dr. Chiu speaks Spanish.

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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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