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Specializes in Ophthalmology
52 Second Avenue; Suite 2500
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Claudia Richter is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Richter (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. In Dr. Richter's practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Richter is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richter honors. Dr. Richter has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 255
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,952 - $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $445 - $498
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
55 Trapelo Road
Belmont, MA
 

Dr. Kevin Kaufman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kaufman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kaufman include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaufman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Visiting Professor, Charles University, Prague.; Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation.; and New England Journal Of Medicine Reviewer.. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kaufman's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 78
  • Uninsured Cost: $900 - $1,598
  • Medicare Cost: $672 - $801
Dr. Michael Brian Raizman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
52 Second Avenue; Suite 2500
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Michael Raizman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of anterior segment diseases, cataract surgery, and cornea problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Raizman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Raizman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received distinctions including "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine; "Top Doctor," U.S. News & World Report; and Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Laser Treatment, Cornea Problems, Vision Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 293
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,767 - $2,834
  • Medicare Cost: $431 - $767
Dr. Laura C Fine, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
52 Second Avenue; Suite 2500
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Laura Fine's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fine include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fine graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Phi Beta Kappa; Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship 2002-3; and Oliver Memorial Prize-Best Ophthalmology Student. Dr. Fine is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 113
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,468
  • Medicare Cost: $555
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
52 Second Avenue; Suite 2500
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Ann Bajart sees patients in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Plymouth, MA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Bajart attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Medical Director New England Eye & Tissue Bank; President New England Ophtalmologic; and Society 2004-2005. Dr. Bajart offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Bajart is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,977 - $3,345
  • Medicare Cost: $712 - $853
Dr. Peter Augustus Rapoza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Peter Rapoza is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Waltham, MA. Dr. Rapoza is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), anterior segment diseases, and dry eyes. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rapoza include: Joseph A Capps Award; Heed Fellowship Award; and Outstanding Faculty Contribution To Residency. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Rapoza is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Dry Eyes, Cornea Transplant

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 214
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,186 - $2,232
  • Medicare Cost: $506 - $568
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
20 Hope Avenue; #212
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Martin Richler is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Richler attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Richler is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $801
  • Medicare Cost: $712
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
20 Hope Avenue; Suite 106
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Richard Dornfeld specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Waltham, MA. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise consist of plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Dornfeld is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,300 - $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $698 - $880
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
625 Mount Auburn Street; Suite 100
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Tom Hsu is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Hsu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 169
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,977 - $3,345
  • Medicare Cost: $706 - $880
Dr. Sergey M Urman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1 Washington Street; Suite 212
Wellesley Hills, MA
 

Dr. Sergey Urman is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Urman accepts. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Recipient of the Howard Hughes Fellowship. Dr. Urman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian. He is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Urman is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 119
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,017 - $2,828
  • Medicare Cost: $706 - $880
Dr. James W Umlas, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
281 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA
 

Dr. James Umlas specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Lexington, MA, Arlington, MA, and Concord, MA. Dr. Umlas's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors and **other Specialty:glaucoma**. Dr. Umlas (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Umlas is affiliated with Emerson Hospital and Mount Auburn Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Umlas's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 80
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,905
  • Medicare Cost: $708
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Somerset Road
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. John Capino's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Capino's residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Capino takes. He has received the following distinction: Outstanding Clinical Clerk - PGH. Dr. Capino (or staff) speaks Filipino, Lao, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,278 - $1,384
  • Medicare Cost: $712 - $880
Dr. Jeremy Zvi Kieval, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21 Worthen Road
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Jeremy Kieval's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kieval is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha. He is affiliated with Emerson Hospital. Dr. Kieval is closed to new patients at this time.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 95
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,905
  • Medicare Cost: $712
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
52 Second Avenue; Suite 2500
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Nicoletta Fynn-Thompson specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and external eye diseases. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fynn-Thompson is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for her residency. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fynn-Thompson is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Intraocular Lens Repositioning, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 112
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,977 - $3,345
  • Medicare Cost: $709 - $880
Dr. Deborah Lynn McCoy, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21 Worthen Road
Lexington, MA
 

Dr. Deborah McCoy's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is affiliated with Emerson Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McCoy's practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. McCoy attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 88
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,905
  • Medicare Cost: $712
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
625 Mt Auburn Street; #100
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Kenneth Stampfer specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Stampfer completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. These areas are among his clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Stampfer is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stampfer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.