We found 13 providers matching cataract surgery and who accept Aetna HMO near Paoli, PA.

Dr. Jane Zuger Portnoy, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Jane Portnoy is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Portnoy's medical residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. These areas are among her clinical interests: amblyopia (lazy eye), uveitis, and strabismus. Dr. Portnoy accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Routine Eye Exam, Uveitis, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Edmund Sulewski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Michael Sulewski is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sulewski include uveitis, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. Dr. Sulewski takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sulewski include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014; Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Cataract Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Routine Eye ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 164
  • Charge (avg.): $3,040 - $3,232
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $716 - $893
Dr. Stephen Ellis Orlin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Orlin is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Orlin include eye inflammation, laser eye surgery, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Orlin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue; 2002, 2010, and 2012 - 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Routine Eye Exam, Herpes, Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 182
  • Charge (avg.): $3,040 - $3,232
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $720 - $893

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3501 West Chester Pike; Suite 202
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Linder works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Linder's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include glaucoma and cataracts. She is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Linder has an open panel. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Paoli Mem; Building Suite 100
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Katzman is an ophthalmologist in King of Prussia, PA and Paoli, PA. Before completing his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Katzman attended medical school at New York Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes management, contact dermatitis, and comprehensive ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Katzman is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Katzman is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Phoenixville Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Diabetes Management, Contact Dermatitis, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 141
  • Charge (avg.): $3,500 - $4,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $720 - $893
Dr. Francis James Clark, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
491 Allendale Road; Suite 120
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Francis Clark is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Hatboro, PA, Spring House, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clark include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Clark is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital and Abington Health. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Clark completed his residency training at Vanderbilt Eye Institute.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 294
  • Charge (avg.): $2,209 - $2,632
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $687 - $878

Specializes in Ophthalmology
520 King Road
Paoli, PA
 

Dr. Samuel Galib specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Paoli, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Galib at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include retinal detachment repair, glaucoma, and LASIK. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Galib is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eydie G Miller-Ellis, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Eydie Miller-Ellis sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Lankenau Medical Center and UNC Hospitals. Her clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, glaucoma, and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Miller-Ellis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller-Ellis has received the following distinction: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Myopia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. George Pronesti works as an ophthalmologist. In his practice, Dr. Pronesti focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 337
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $612 - $732

Specializes in Ophthalmology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Amanda Lehman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lehman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. In her practice, she is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, glaucoma, and glaucoma surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at North Shore University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Lehman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Charles W Nichols, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Charles Nichols is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Nichols is especially interested in uveitis, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nichols is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Routine Eye Exam, Uveitis, Refractive Surgery, Eye Inflammation, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, ... (Read more)

Jason Michaeal Savochka
Specializes in Optometry
215 Lancaster Avenue; F5
Frazer, PA
 

Dr. Jason Savochka's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $60
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $9

Specializes in Optometry
1450 E Boot Road; Building 700b
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Steven Reto's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $220
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $96

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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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