We found 12 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Aetna near Weymouth, MA.

Dr. Mary Jane McCarron, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1261 Furnace Brook Parkway; Suite 15
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. Mary Jane McCarron's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare. Dr. McCarron has received the following distinction: Diamond Award- harvard Community Health Plan. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. McCarron is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
97 Libbey Parkway; Suite 201
Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. Neal Snebold's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Tufts Health Plan, and more. Dr. Snebold obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. His professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton and South Shore Hospital. Dr. Snebold is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 174
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,995 - $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $710 - $880
Dr. Steven A Nielsen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
99 Derby Street
Hingham, MA
 

Dr. Steven Nielsen is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Nielsen's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Tufts Health Plan, and more. He attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Nielsen's residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Phi Beta Kappa; Listed, Who'S Who Among Rising Young Americans,'; and Research Conference, .. Dr. Nielsen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton and South Shore Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 263
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,678 - $1,926
  • Medicare Cost: $679 - $845
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
696 Main Street
South Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. Dale Oates practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Quincy, MA, Weymouth, MA, and Milton, MA. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Oates's professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton, South Shore Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Oates is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 146
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,995
  • Medicare Cost: $687
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
696 Main Street
South Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. Maida Antigua is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Hingham, MA, Quincy, MA, and Weymouth, MA. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Antigua's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Cebu Institute of Medicine, she performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary. 10 Years Award and Dedication to Resident Teaching.. Dr. Antigua is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton and South Shore Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Antigua's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,995
  • Medicare Cost: $703
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
696 Main Street
Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. Paul Wasson is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Wasson has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Signature Healthcare, Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton, and South Shore Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Tufts Health Plan, and more. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Wasson attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors and Honor Award, American Academy Of Ophthalmology.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 389
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,995 - $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $687 - $837
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
696 Main Street
South Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. Michael Chang's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include glaucoma. Dr. Chang takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton and South Shore Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 118
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,995 - $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $693 - $856
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
696 Main Street
Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. Richard Low is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Quincy, MA, Weymouth, MA, and Milton, MA. His areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Low honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. His professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton and South Shore Hospital. Dr. Low is accepting 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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 75
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,995
  • Medicare Cost: $712
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
500 Congress Street; Suite 1a1
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. Domenic Strazulla's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Strazulla is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Strazulla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton and South Shore Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Strazulla obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow; American Academy Of Ophthalmology; and American Medical Academy.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 177
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,150 - $1,200
  • Medicare Cost: $701 - $839
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
696 Main Street
Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. Shelley McKee is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Quincy, MA, Weymouth, MA, and Brockton, MA. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. McKee is professionally affiliated with Signature Healthcare, Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton, and South Shore Hospital. Dr. McKee has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,995
  • Medicare Cost: $712
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1900 Crown Colony Drive
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. Richard Weinhaus is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. Dr. Weinhaus is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for his residency. Dr. Weinhaus's professional affiliations include Signature Healthcare, Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton, and South Shore Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Anterior Segment Diseases

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 92
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,995 - $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $712 - $880
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
300 Congress Street; Suite 201
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. Helen Moreira's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Tufts Health Plan, and more. Dr. Moreira attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for residency. Dr. Moreira (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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

All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, 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.