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 physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In addition to English, she speaks Gujarati. These areas are among her clinical interests: macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at UPMC Presbyterian. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Devon Health Services are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

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

Dr. Sydney Lyle Tyson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2999 Princeton Pike; 2nd Floor
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Sydney Tyson is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Tyson's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 447
  • Charge (avg.): $1,235 - $1,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $717 - $886

Specializes in Ophthalmology
419 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Sarah Kuchar, who practices in Princeton, NJ, Somerset, NJ, and Jamesburg, NJ, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Kuchar's clinical interests: macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and strabismus. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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. Elaine Green Hathaway, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
800 Bunn Drive; Suite 301
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Elaine Hathaway's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hathaway's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, cataract surgery, and eye trauma. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey) and Princeton HealthCare System. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for her residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Hathaway average 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $745
Dr. John A Epstein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
419 N Harrison Street; Suite 104
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. John Epstein's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Epstein include thyroid problems, glaucoma, and LASIK. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Epstein graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

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

Dr. Colleen M Coleman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Canal Pointe Boulevard; Suite 100
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Colleen Coleman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Coleman include macular degeneration, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Before completing her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Coleman attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Coleman is 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $769
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $725
Dr. Chirag S Shah, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2999 Princeton Pike; Suite 1
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Chirag Shah specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Lawrenceville, NJ, Vineland, NJ, and Cherry Hill, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and scleral buckle. He is professionally affiliated with Capital Health and Princeton HealthCare System. Before completing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, QualCare, and more.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $4,827
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $702
Dr. Guy Scott Mullin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4 Princess Road; Suite 202
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Guy Mullin is an ophthalmologist. Before completing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Mullin attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mullin include macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and anterior uveitis (iritis). Dr. Mullin is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mullin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 80
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $726 - $898

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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.

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