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, who practices in Lawrenceville, NJ, Flemington, NJ, and Vineland, NJ, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Shah's clinical interests include macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Devon Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at UPMC Presbyterian for residency. Dr. Shah speaks Gujarati. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist in Highland Park, NJ, Somerset, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. Dr. Hathaway's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, eye trauma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Hathaway average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Hathaway completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. She has received the following distinction: Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tyson's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System. He is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Tyson attended Harvard Medical School.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Epstein's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in thyroid problems, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Epstein completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coleman takes. Dr. Coleman attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. 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
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
419 N Harrison Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Sarah Kuchar is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Kuchar's clinical interests: macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and strabismus. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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). His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and scleral buckle. Dr. Shah is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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
Dr. Guy Scott Mullin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4 Princess Road; Suite 202
Lawrenceville, NJ
 

Dr. Guy Mullin specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, thyroid problems, and anterior uveitis (iritis). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Mullin attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mullin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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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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.