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Specializes in Ophthalmology
959 Concord Street; Suite 302
Framingham, MA
 

Dr. Jo-Ann Haney-Tilton sees patients in Norwood, MA, Framingham, MA, and Natick, MA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Haney-Tilton is conversant in Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Haney-Tilton attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Coventry. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,115
  • Medicare Cost: $702
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
61 Lincoln Street; Suite 212
Framingham, MA
 

Dr. Tom Hsu's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hsu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Hsu trained at Tufts Medical Center for his residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 169
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,977 - $3,345
  • Medicare Cost: $706 - $880
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
61 Lincoln Street
Framingham, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Rostler is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rostler include glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Rostler is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rostler takes. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Rostler is conversant in Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 138
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,061 - $3,345
  • Medicare Cost: $484 - $880
Dr. Mona Bhan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
61 Lincoln Street; Suite 305
Framingham, MA
 

Dr. Mona Bhan is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Her clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Bhan's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bhan takes several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, AARP, and Cigna. Her distinctions include: Chief Resident, George Washington University and 2000-2001.. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 112
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,746
  • Medicare Cost: $702
Dr. Stephen James Belmonte, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
67 Union Street; #405
Natick, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Belmonte is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Belmonte is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Resident, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary; .; and Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Belmonte is affiliated with MetroWest Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $712
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
181 Concord Street
Framingham, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Hu practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Boston, MA and Framingham, MA. Dr. Hu's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Hu attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Hu has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 129
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,082 - $2,909
  • Medicare Cost: $710 - $880

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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.