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

Dr. Jo-Ann Haney-Tilton is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Haney-Tilton speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haney-Tilton include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Her professional affiliations include Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Haney-Tilton's training includes residency programs at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. She takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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 is an ophthalmologist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Hsu attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Hsu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. 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 a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rostler is conversant in Russian. He has a special interest in glaucoma, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rostler graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rostler completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rostler honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Bhan focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Bhan has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bhan accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, AARP, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Chief Resident, George Washington University and 2000-2001.. She has an open panel.

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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Natick, MA. Dr. Belmonte has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with MetroWest Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. Dr. Belmonte has an open panel. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received distinctions including Chief Resident, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary; .; and Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hu include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Hu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan. He is accepting new patients.

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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.