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Dr. David J Palmer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. David Palmer practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Palmer include diabetic eye exam, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palmer honors. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Palmer trained at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Palmer has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataracts, Diabetic Eye Exam, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 85
  • Charge (avg.): $2,596 - $3,466
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $743 - $923
Dr. Bahram Rahmani, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Bahram Rahmani practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Chicago, IL, Forest, IL, and Westchester, IL. These areas are among Dr. Rahmani's clinical interests: diplopia (double vision), strabismus, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Rahmani completed residency programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Cataract Surgery, Strabismus, Diplopia, Eye Problems, Glaucoma, Ptosis, Amblyopia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marilyn Baird Mets, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Marilyn Mets practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Mets average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Dr. Mets's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Mets accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, she performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Cataract Surgery, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma

Dr. Thomas E Bournias, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3633 W Lake Avenue; Suite 104
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Bournias' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bournias include diabetes, diabetic eye exam, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Bournias is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Bournias accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Bournias attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Greek.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Implant Surgery, Diabetic Eye Exam, Diabetes, Dry Eyes, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 91
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500 - $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $733 - $901
Dr. Mary Ann Margaret Mathias, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Mary-Ann Mathias' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mathias attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. In her practice, Dr. Mathias focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Mathias takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mathias has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Aging, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig H Gerstein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3042 W Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Craig Gerstein practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Gerstein's clinical interests: diabetic eye exam, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gerstein's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Diabetic Eye Exam, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Botox ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 147
  • Charge (avg.): $2,893 - $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $740 - $913
Dr. Matthew Brent Goren, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8901 Golf Road; Suite 201
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Goren is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, cancer, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Goren performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Tumor, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Eyelid Problems, Partial-Thickness Corneal Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Rosin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1917 Cherry Lane
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Rosin's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rosin's clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for his residency. Dr. Rosin's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Implant Surgery, Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

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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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