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Dr. Mark Anthony Rosanova, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5872 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Rosanova is an ophthalmologist in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Barrington, IL. Dr. Rosanova (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital and St. Alexius Medical Center. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patients gave Dr. Rosanova an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Surgery, Diabetes, Glasses, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 144
  • Charge (avg.): $1,021 - $1,849
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $228 - $410
Dr. Kimberlee Marie Curnyn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1855 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kimberlee Curnyn works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at Rush University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Curnyn's clinical interests: amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Curnyn speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Strabismus Surgery, Eye Muscle Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Strabismus, LASIK, Eye Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Etelle Rosselson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1725 W Harrison Street; Suite 928
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maria Rosselson, who practices in Hoffman Estates, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. She is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Rosselson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Rosselson attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Rosselson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Macular Problems, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Randy J Epstein, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
1725 W Harrison Street; Suite 928
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Randy Epstein is a corneal and external diseases specialist in Highland Park, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Chicago, IL. Before performing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Epstein attended Rush Medical College for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Epstein at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Epstein takes. Dr. Epstein has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Epstein's professional affiliations include NorthShore University HealthSystem and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Holistic Approaches, Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 159
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000 - $3,425
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $707 - $873

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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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