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Dr. David J Palmer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. David Palmer is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diabetic eye exam, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. Dr. Palmer honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Palmer attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Palmer has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Cataracts, Diabetic Eye Exam, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 85
  • Charge (avg.): $2,596 - $3,466
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $743 - $923
Dr. Bahram Rahmani, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Bahram Rahmani practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Rahmani speaks Persian. His clinical interests include diplopia (double vision), strabismus, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Rahmani accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rahmani's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Cataract Surgery, Strabismus, Diplopia, Eye Problems, Glaucoma, Ptosis, Amblyopia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marilyn Baird Mets, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Marilyn Mets works as an ophthalmologist in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Northbrook, IL. Dr. Mets graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic. She has indicated that her clinical interests include strabismus, glaucoma, and retinoblastoma. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Mets speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , cataract surgery

All Interests: Retinoblastoma, Cataract Surgery, Muscle Diseases, Strabismus, Eye Problems, Retina Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas E Bournias, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3633 W Lake Avenue; Suite 104
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Bournias' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Greek. His clinical interests include diabetes, diabetic eye exam, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Bournias's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before completing his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Bournias attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Bournias has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Implant Surgery, Diabetic Eye Exam, Diabetes, Dry Eyes, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 91
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500 - $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $733 - $901
Dr. Mary Ann Margaret Mathias, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Mary-Ann Mathias is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mathias include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Mathias is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Aging, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig H Gerstein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3042 W Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Craig Gerstein works as an ophthalmologist in Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gerstein include diabetic eye exam, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gerstein accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gerstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Diabetic Eye Exam, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Botox ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 147
  • Charge (avg.): $2,893 - $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $740 - $913
Dr. Matthew Brent Goren, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8901 Golf Road; Suite 201
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Goren's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Goren include diabetes, cancer, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Goren completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University.

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

All Interests: Tumor, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Eyelid Problems, Partial-Thickness Corneal Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Rosin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1917 Cherry Lane
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Rosin specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Northbrook, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Chicago, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rosin obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rosin has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosin honors. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Implant Surgery, Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

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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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