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Dr. Christopher Edward Starr, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
160 E. 56th Street; 9th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Starr practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in New York, NY. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Starr include uveitis, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Starr is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coresource, and United Healthcare Compass. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Starr attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Starr has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors; Premier Surgeon Magazine PS250 Award; and Best Doctors in America. Dr. Starr (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Russian, and Hindi.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Intraocular Surgery, Uveitis, Refractive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,224 - $8,683
  • Medicare Cost: $752 - $931
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
586 President Street; Suite B
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Robert Feig's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Feig include macular degeneration, uveitis, and glaucoma. Dr. Feig accepts Coresource, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Dr. Feig (or staff) speaks Hungarian and Spanish. Dr. Feig is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,224
  • Medicare Cost: $691
Dr. Stephen Allan Obstbaum, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
115 E 39th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Obstbaum's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Obstbaum (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Russian. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Obstbaum is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Obstbaum's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Obstbaum'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: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,940
  • Medicare Cost: $752
Dr. Scott Michael Walsman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
600 Pavonia Avenue; Suite 6
Jersey City, NJ
 

Dr. Scott Walsman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He has a special interest in glaucoma and glaucoma surgery. His professional affiliations include Jersey City Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. 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. Walsman attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 71
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $696
Dr. Mitchell Steven Seidman, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1405 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Mitchell Seidman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Seidman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Seidman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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

All Interests: Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,377
  • Medicare Cost: $952
Dr. Carolyn Young Shih, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
310 East 14 Street; 2nd Floor South Building
New York, NY
 

Dr. Carolyn Shih works as an ophthalmologist in New York, NY and Great Neck, NY. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Shih's professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Shih studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She trained at Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 133
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,579 - $4,417
  • Medicare Cost: $773 - $948
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Dr. Gary Stuart Hirshfield, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
47-01 Queens Boulevard
Sunnyside, NY
 

Dr. Gary Hirshfield, who practices in Fresh Meadows, NY and Sunnyside, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. He trained at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute for his residency. In his practice, Dr. Hirshfield focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hirshfield takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. Dr. Hirshfield (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. His professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). He 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: 74
  • Uninsured Cost: $957 - $1,412
  • Medicare Cost: $773 - $957
Dr. Mark George Speaker, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
437 Fifth Avenue; Second Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mark Speaker is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Speaker include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, he performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Speaker has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500
  • Medicare Cost: $748
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2201 Bergenline Avenue
Union City, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Maley is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maley is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a graduate of New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Clara Maass Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 154
  • Uninsured Cost: $300 - $4,350
  • Medicare Cost: $2 - $853
Dr. Jules Asher Winokur, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
210 East 64th Street; 7th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jules Winokur is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of North Shore University Hospital's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Winokur include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Winokur has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Winokur accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Winokur (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $846
  • Medicare Cost: $755
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Dr. Leeber Cohen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
11 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Leeber Cohen is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Cohen focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen accepts. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Cohen has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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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: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,625
  • Medicare Cost: $752
Dr. Amilia Schrier, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
210 East 64th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Amilia Schrier is an ophthalmologist in New York, NY. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Schrier's practice, she is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schrier obtained her medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Schrier is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 103
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,754 - $4,883
  • Medicare Cost: $748 - $931
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Dr. Edwin Michael Schottenstein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
140 West 71st Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Edwin Schottenstein's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include eye surgery, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schottenstein is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Healthfirst. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Schottenstein completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Eye Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Cornea Problems, Cataracts, Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $872
  • Medicare Cost: $735
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
339 Hicks Street; 4th Floor, Othmer Building
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Michael Ehrenhaus' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE) and Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Ehrenhaus takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Ehrenhaus (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Anterior Segment Diseases, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 51
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,356
  • Medicare Cost: $949
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
149 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Alan Jordan works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Jordan (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Italian. His areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. Dr. Jordan is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Jordan studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 65
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200
  • Medicare Cost: $752
Dr. Melvin Lee Haller, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology Associates of Queens; 30-74 36th Street
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Melvin Haller is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Haller is especially interested in eye problems. He is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Haller welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Haller (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Filipino, and Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Eye Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $693

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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.