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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Bloomingdale, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wohl include glasses, LASIK, and cataract surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Wohl average 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Wohl has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. She works in Arlington Heights, IL, Chicago, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Curnyn's areas of expertise include the following: amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Curnyn is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Arlington Heights, IL, Hoffman Estates, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ansari include glasses, LASIK, and cataract surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Ansari trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for his residency. Dr. Ansari (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Bresch's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Her clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She speaks Spanish. She 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, 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Piotrowski include eyelid surgery, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Piotrowski honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Piotrowski (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. He 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.