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We found 8 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Aetna Gold near Princeton, NJ.

Dr. Angana Nayan Pandya, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
2999 Princeton Pike; Suite 1
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Angana Shah is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She speaks Gujarati. Her areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Shah is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. Before performing her residency at UPMC Presbyterian, Dr. Shah attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Scleral Buckle, Retinopathy, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,954
  • Medicare Cost: $617
Dr. Elaine Green Hathaway, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
800 Bunn Drive; Suite 301
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Elaine Hathaway is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Highland Park, NJ, Somerset, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Hathaway include macular degeneration, eye trauma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hathaway is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Devon Health Services. She has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eye Syndrome, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $745
Dr. Sydney Lyle Tyson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2999 Princeton Pike; 2nd Floor
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Sydney Tyson practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tyson include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and eye problems. Patients rated Dr. Tyson highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Wills Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 447
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,235 - $1,750
  • Medicare Cost: $717 - $886
Dr. John Arthur Epstein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
419 N Harrison Street; Suite 104
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. John Epstein is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Epstein's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Epstein takes. Before completing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Epstein attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 148
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,618 - $2,916
  • Medicare Cost: $712 - $897
Dr. Colleen Marie Coleman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Canal Pointe Boulevard; Suite 100
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Colleen Coleman sees patients in Monroe, NJ, Monroe Township, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Coleman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Exam, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $769
  • Medicare Cost: $725
Dr. Guy Scott Mullin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4 Princess Road; Suite 202
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Guy Mullin's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and anterior uveitis (iritis). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mullin honors. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Mullin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eye Syndrome, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 80
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $726 - $898
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
419 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Sarah Kuchar is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and strabismus. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kuchar studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Kuchar is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Dry Eye Syndrome, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Retina Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chirag S Shah, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2999 Princeton Pike; Suite 1
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Chirag Shah's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and scleral buckle. Dr. Shah is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, QualCare, and more. He is affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Scleral Buckle, Retinopathy, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Eye Exam, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,827
  • Medicare Cost: $702

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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.