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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 medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: uveitis and cataract surgery. Dr. Gaudio's professional affiliations include Hartford Hospital and Yale New Haven Health System. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gaudio's office for an appointment. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Gaudio (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Thai.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Pulice has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pulice honors. In addition to English, Dr. Pulice (or staff) speaks German and Italian. Dr. Pulice is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Pulice's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Simses average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Simses's areas of clinical interest consist of macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Focus, and more. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Simses 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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Chiu is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency 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. Dr. Chiu 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.