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

Dr. Robert Weisenthal's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Weisenthal attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. The average patient rating for Dr. Weisenthal is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weisenthal takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Geiss graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for his residency. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Geiss's hospital/clinic 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 works as an ophthalmologist in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Coli's areas of clinical interest consist of external eye diseases and cornea problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Coli is 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). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Swan honors. Dr. Swan graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Swan is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 Other, Ophthalmology
612 University Avenue
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Robert Morason's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Morason is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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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
800 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. John Sveen is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Sveen's clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Sveen trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is 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 is an ophthalmologist in Liverpool, NY, Suite 4m, NY, and Suite 112, NY. In his practice, Dr. Dexter focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dexter takes. Dr. Dexter attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center. He 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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Temnycky's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. 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 Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Temnycky speaks Ukrainian. He 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 Ophthalmology
5100 W Taft Road; Suite 4m
Liverpool, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Stewart's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Stewart focuses on glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stewart graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Stewart's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with Upstate University Hospital.

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

Dr. Anthony Devincentis' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He has a special interest in glaucoma. Dr. Devincentis takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to 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 ophthalmologist in Syracuse, NY. Her clinical interests include anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Petrela is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 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
475 Irving Avenue; Suite 420
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Cecchi specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Cecchi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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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
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. James Kinsey is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kinsey honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Kinsey attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. Dr. Kinsey (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and French. Dr. Kinsey is 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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Taggart focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her professional affiliations include Upstate University Hospital and Crouse Hospital. Dr. Taggart is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Taggart performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes 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. His professional affiliations include Upstate University Hospital, Albany Medical Center, and Albany Memorial Hospital.

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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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5770 Commons Park
Dewitt, NY
 

Dr. Robert Slavens is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in East Syracuse, NY and Dewitt, NY. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then he 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. Dr. Slavens takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His professional affiliations include Upstate University Hospital and 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

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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.