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We found 9 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Humana ChoiceCare Network near Glenview, IL.

Dr. Bahram Rahmani, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Bahram Rahmani's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rahmani include diplopia (double vision), strabismus, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rahmani honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Rahmani's residency was performed 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, Hemangiomas, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Palmer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3633 W Lake Avenue; Suite 301
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. David Palmer's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetic eye exam, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before performing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Palmer attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Palmer honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Palmer welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Diabetic Eye Exam, Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases, Laser Surgery, Cataract ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 85
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,596 - $3,466
  • Medicare Cost: $743 - $923
Dr. Matthew Brent Goren, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8901 Golf Road; Suite 201
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Goren works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Goren graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, cancer, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Goren's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Thomas Bournias is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bournias's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, diabetic eye exam, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Bournias completed his residency training at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He speaks Greek.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 91
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $733 - $901
Dr. Marilyn Baird Mets, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Marilyn Mets is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Mets completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. In her practice, she is particularly interested in strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Dr. Mets is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Mets is conversant in French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

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

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

Dr. Craig Gerstein practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gerstein has a special interest in diabetic eye exam, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gerstein welcomes new patients.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 147
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,893 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $740 - $913
Dr. Jonathan Rosin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1917 Cherry Lane
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Rosin practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Northbrook, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Rosin's areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His professional 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. For his residency, Dr. Rosin trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 65
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,518 - $3,800
  • Medicare Cost: $731 - $909
Dr. Mary Ann Margaret Mathias, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2701 Patriot Boulevard; Suite 250
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Mary-Ann Mathias is an ophthalmologist. She has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mathias attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. Dr. Mathias has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Aarthi B Vinca, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1917 Cherry Lane
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Aarthi Vinca's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in glaucoma surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Dr. Vinca graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at Millard Fillmore Hospitals for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Vinca has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,518
  • Medicare Cost: $731

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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.