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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5770 Commons Park; Po Box 48
De Witt, NY
 

Dr. Robert Weisenthal is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Weisenthal has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Weisenthal attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 264
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,128 - $1,481
  • Medicare Cost: $599 - $772
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
800 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Michael Geiss' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Geiss is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Geiss honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. His professional affiliations include Upstate University Hospital and Crouse Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 115
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,800 - $3,300
  • Medicare Cost: $622 - $761
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
716 James Street; Suite 108
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Arthur Coli is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Coli attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. Dr. Coli's areas of expertise include external eye diseases and cornea problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Coli is professionally affiliated with Upstate University Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 142
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,764 - $1,800
  • Medicare Cost: $628 - $756
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
550 Harrison Street; Suite L
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Robert Swan is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Albany Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Swan is conversant in Spanish. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 102
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,951 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $628 - $779
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
800 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. John Sveen is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Dewitt, NY, Syracuse, NY, and Camillus, NY. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Clinical interests for Dr. Sveen include comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sveen is professionally affiliated with Upstate University Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 153
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,137 - $1,481
  • Medicare Cost: $627 - $779
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5100 W Taft Road
Suite 4m, NY
 

Dr. Justin Dexter's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Dexter graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. His training includes a residency program at Nassau University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Dexter speaks Spanish.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 82
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000 - $2,600
  • Medicare Cost: $628 - $777
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1304 Buckley Road; Suite 205
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. George Temnycky works as an ophthalmologist in Syracuse, NY, Liverpool, NY, and Phoenix, NY. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Temnycky attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Temnycky honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He speaks Ukrainian. Dr. Temnycky is affiliated with Upstate University Hospital.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 324
  • Uninsured Cost: $3 - $1,769
  • Medicare Cost: $2 - $461
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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
612 University Avenue
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Robert Morason specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Morason's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Morason attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 108
  • Uninsured Cost: $668 - $779
  • Medicare Cost: $628 - $779
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5100 W Taft Road; Suite 4m
Liverpool, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Stewart specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Stewart is affiliated with Upstate University Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stewart accepts. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Upstate Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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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: 150
  • Uninsured Cost: $835 - $1,092
  • Medicare Cost: $628 - $779
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Dr. Lawrence Michael Cecchi, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
475 Irving Avenue; Suite 420
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Cecchi is an ophthalmologist in Syracuse, NY. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 192
  • Uninsured Cost: $737 - $1,104
  • Medicare Cost: $403 - $549
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Erie Boulevard E; Suite 100
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Anthony Devincentis' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Devincentis attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. Dr. Devincentis takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Glaucoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $891
  • Medicare Cost: $518
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
612 University Avenue
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Evis Petrela is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Tirana Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Petrela is especially interested in anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Petrela honors. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Diseases

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 152
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $2,254
  • Medicare Cost: $626 - $777
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
819 S. Salina Street
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Robert Druger is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Camillus, NY and Syracuse, NY. Patients rated Dr. Druger highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Druger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language and Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 220
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000 - $2,600
  • Medicare Cost: $627 - $779
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Erie Boulevard E
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. James Kinsey, who practices in Syracuse, NY and Fulton, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Kinsey performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Kinsey (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and French. Dr. Kinsey is professionally affiliated with Crouse Hospital.

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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: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $763 - $1,022
  • Medicare Cost: $628 - $779
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2215 E Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Tina Taggart's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Taggart's hospital/clinic affiliations include Upstate University Hospital and Crouse Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Erie Boulevard East; Suite 100
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Spitzer is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Spitzer include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Upstate University Hospital, Albany Medical Center, and Albany Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Spitzer performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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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: 245
  • Uninsured Cost: $794 - $1,128
  • Medicare Cost: $624 - $779

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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.