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Dr. Harjit Singh Athwal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
550 Route 530; Suite 19
Whiting, NJ
 

Dr. Harjit Athwal is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Toms River, NJ and Whiting, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Athwal is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Athwal attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Athwal is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 164
  • Charge (avg.): $2,471 - $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $703 - $878
Dr. Omar Faruk Almallah, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
550 Route 530; Suite 19a
Whiting, NJ
 

Dr. Omar Almallah works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Almallah's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and cataracts. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 411
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000 - $2,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $716 - $889
Dr. Thomas Charles Pidduck, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
550 Route 530
Whiting, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Pidduck is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Toms River, NJ, Whiting, NJ, and Barnegat, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Pidduck's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pidduck honors. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Pidduck is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 54
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000 - $2,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $707 - $875

Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
Whiting Shopping Center; Suite 34
Whiting, NJ
 

Dr. David Grossman's specialties are surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). He practices in Toms River, NJ, Whiting, NJ, and Jackson, NJ. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Grossman's training includes residency programs at Hahnemann University Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital. He is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Grossman is affiliated with Community Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 199
  • Charge (avg.): $2,170 - $2,888
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $715 - $889

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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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