We found 4 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near West Islip, NY.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
786 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Raju Sarwal works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Sarwal is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Sarwal focuses on glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. Dr. Sarwal honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. Dr. Sarwal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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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: 104
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,248
  • Medicare Cost: $769
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
786 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. John Passarelli practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Passarelli (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Southside Hospital. Dr. Passarelli obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra. He has an open panel.

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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: 186
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,248 - $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $768 - $950
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
786 Mantauk Highway
West Islip, NY
 

Dr. Edward Riegel specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Brentwood, NY, Sayville, NY, and Amityville, NY. Dr. Riegel (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. Dr. Riegel is affiliated with Southside Hospital. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Riegel takes. He is accepting new patients.

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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: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,248 - $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $769 - $948
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Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Suffolk Avenue
Brentwood, NY
 

Dr. Aaron Avni's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Avni (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Avni honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,248
  • Medicare Cost: $764

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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.