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We found 4 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Aurora, IL.

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Dr. Robert John Barnes, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1300 N Highland Avenue; Suite 1
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Robert Barnes' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Barnes attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. The average patient rating for Dr. Barnes is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Barnes speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 144
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,273 - $2,532
  • Medicare Cost: $654 - $896
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1221 N Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. John Chu is an ophthalmologist in Aurora, IL. He is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chu's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 204
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,013 - $2,813
  • Medicare Cost: $731 - $907
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1300 Highland Avenue; Suite 1
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Robert Foody's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Foody's areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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: 176
  • Uninsured Cost: $914 - $955
  • Medicare Cost: $494 - $504
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1221 N Highland
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Tosca Kekish is an ophthalmologist. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Kekish honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kekish obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 115
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,013
  • Medicare Cost: $731

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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.