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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2041 Georgia Avenue Nw; Towers Building 2100
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Earl Kidwell's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Kidwell is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Kidwell is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kidwell speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Howard University Hospital, Maryland General Hospital, and Union Memorial Hospital & Extended Care Unit. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation

All Interests: Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,000
  • Medicare Cost: $703
Dr. Sina John Sabet, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5130 Duke Street; 9
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Sina Sabet is an Alexandria, VA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of Madras and the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Sabet completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Sabet (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Sabet is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,498
  • Medicare Cost: $754
Dr. Jacob Alexander Clark, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
411 N Washington Street
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Jacob Clark sees patients in Alexandria, VA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Clark include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Clark obtained his medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, Dr. Clark (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Inova Alexandria Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,264 - $1,591
  • Medicare Cost: $622 - $774
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
110 Irving Street
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Mark Gonzalez specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonzalez include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Gonzalez studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gonzalez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 107
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,423
  • Medicare Cost: $751
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3800 Reservoir Road Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Mary Tyler works as an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Tyler include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tyler studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,970
  • Medicare Cost: $671
Dr. Reginald Dacosta Barnes Jr., MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
2112 F Street North West; Suite 802
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Reginald Barnes is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Barnes average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barnes honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 142
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,921
  • Medicare Cost: $640
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3553 16th Street Nw
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Samuel Stoleru's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Stoleru (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Dr. Stoleru has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Health and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Stoleru attended the University of Valle for medical school. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Stoleru is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stoleru has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $739
Dr. Leonard M Friedman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
4201 Conn Avenue Nw; Suite 211
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Leonard Friedman's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. His clinical interests include glaucoma, laser eye surgery, and radial keratotomy. He is affiliated with MedStar Health. Dr. Friedman is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Friedman's residency was performed at Washington Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,889
  • Medicare Cost: $754
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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2401 Pennsylvania Avenue Nw; Suite Ll125
Washington, DC
 

Dr. Shirley Middleton's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Middleton obtained her medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Howard University Hospital. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Middleton honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.