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We found 5 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept United Healthcare HMO near Elk Grove Village, IL.

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Dr. Lisa Gay Wohl, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 200
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Wohl practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Bloomingdale, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wohl include glasses, LASIK, and cataract surgery. Dr. Wohl has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Wohl completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Wohl has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Low Vision, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 105
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,812 - $2,084
  • Medicare Cost: $731 - $907
Dr. Kimberlee Marie Curnyn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
810 Biesterfield; Ste G-03
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Kimberlee Curnyn works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Curnyn's clinical interests: amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Curnyn honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. She 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, Anterior Segment Diseases, Strabismus, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 97
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,932
  • Medicare Cost: $743
Dr. Naveed Zafar Ansari, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 710, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Naveed Ansari's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ansari include glasses, LASIK, and cataract surgery. Dr. Ansari is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Ansari's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Exam, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Cornea Problems, Glasses, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,965
  • Medicare Cost: $737
Dr. Janet Zeiler Bresch, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 710
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Janet Bresch is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Bresch's areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Bresch is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

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

Dr. Mark John Piotrowski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 710
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Mark Piotrowski practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Piotrowski attended Rush Medical College for medical school. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. Dr. Piotrowski has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Piotrowski (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. Dr. Piotrowski is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Eyelid Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 197
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,984 - $2,362
  • Medicare Cost: $743 - $923

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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.