We found 4 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield POS near Chicago, IL.

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

Dr. Mark Rosanova's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, glaucoma, and glasses. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosanova is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In addition to English, Dr. Rosanova (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Rosanova is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 144
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,021 - $1,849
  • Medicare Cost: $228 - $410
Dr. Maria Etelle Rosselson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1725 W Harrison Street; Suite 928
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maria Rosselson is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include diabetes, eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. Dr. Rosselson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She 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. Dr. Rosselson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 163
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000 - $3,425
  • Medicare Cost: $686 - $845
Dr. Kimberlee Marie Curnyn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1855 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kimberlee Curnyn's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Curnyn's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Curnyn is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Curnyn speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Strabismus Surgery, Eye Muscle Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Strabismus, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 97
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,932
  • Medicare Cost: $743
Dr. Randy J Epstein, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
1725 W Harrison Street; Suite 928
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Randy Epstein is a specialist in corneal and external diseases. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Epstein include holistic approaches, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. Dr. Epstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Epstein is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in 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

  • Medicare Volume: 159
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000 - $3,425
  • Medicare Cost: $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.