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

Dr. Maria Rosselson's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Rosselson's clinical interests: diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosselson takes. Dr. Rosselson obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. In addition to English, Dr. Rosselson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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

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

Dr. Mark Rosanova specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Chicago, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Barrington, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosanova is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. Dr. Rosanova takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Rosanova (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Rosanova's practice is open to 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Curnyn's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Curnyn include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Curnyn has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

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

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

Dr. Randy Epstein sees patients in Highland Park, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. Dr. Epstein has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Epstein is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Epstein speaks Spanish.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • 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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