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Dr. Michael Andrew Negrey, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Hospital, Hcc Iii, Suite 3301
Media, PA
 

Dr. Michael Negrey specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, LASIK, and dry eyes. Dr. Negrey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Negrey graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Wills Eye Institute for his residency. Dr. Negrey has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Laser Treatment, LASIK, Cornea Problems, Eyelid Surgery, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 102
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $720
Dr. Richard Lawrence Jahnle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Riddle Outpatient Pavilion Pike; Suite 3407
Media, PA
 

Dr. Richard Jahnle is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Havertown, PA and Media, PA. His clinical interests include glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Jahnle's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Jahnle is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: YAG Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Intraocular Lens Implant, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 225
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $720

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA. Dr. Witherell has a special interest in diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, LASIK, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1553 Chester Pike; Suite 101
Crum Lynne, PA
 

Dr. Marguerite Billbrough is a Crum Lynne, PA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Billbrough's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Washington Hospital Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Billbrough takes. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: External Eye Diseases, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataracts, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 106
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500 - $1,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $712 - $893
Dr. Anthony Antonello Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 3, Suite 3302
Media, PA
 

Dr. Anthony Antonello is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Media, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Patients gave Dr. Antonello an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology, cataracts, and YAG laser surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Antonello trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for his residency. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, YAG Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 169
  • Charge (avg.): $1,906 - $2,041
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $722 - $893

Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Morton Avenue; Taylor Hospital Medical Building
Ridley Park, PA
 

Dr. John Ruffini is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in cornea problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ruffini accepts. Before performing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Ruffini attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. Dr. Ruffini is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 150
  • Charge (avg.): $2,700 - $2,850
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $720 - $893

Specializes in Ophthalmology
31 S Eagle Road; Suite 107
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Robert Lehman's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lehman's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Wills Eye Institute. His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lehman accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 73
  • Charge (avg.): $1,900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $720

Specializes in Optometry
1315 N. Providence Road
Media, PA
 

Dr. Robert Guerra's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Guerra's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $249
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $141

Specializes in Optometry
1404 W Chester Pike
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Steven Berger's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Berger's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berger takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $230
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $144

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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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