Dr. Steven Cahan, MD

Dr. Steven Cahan, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
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Age 68
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Dr. Steven Cahan, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Asheville, NC and has been practicing for 38 years. He graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in ophthalmology.

417 Biltmore Ave

Asheville, NC 28801

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Cahan performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Dry Eyes
very high
more than 94% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
very high
more than 92% of peers
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
high
more than 89% of peers

Dr. Cahan's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

71  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scotoma
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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12  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Treatment
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • M.I.T.
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
  • New York University School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Nassau County Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • North Shore Li Jewish Health Sys
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cahan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cahan's Reviews

3.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cahan to family and friends
23 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (23)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Cahan's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Cahan performed cataract surgery on both eyes, and lazer surgery on one eye. He takes time to explain everything, is personable, and a highly skilled professional. The office staff are wonderful as well. I had to pay cash for my surgery, and they helped set up a reasonable payment plan. I have...more
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While the wait was a bit longer than I would have liked, I still love this place. I didn't feel pushed to buy frames. I felt listened to as an individual. Every staff member was pleasant and friendly. Ken took the time to make certain I understood how to care for my glasses (I've never had them...more
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Dr. Cahan is a fabulous eye doctor. He is very knowledgeable, professional, and personable. He was able to help me with a serious eye problem when several other eye doctors couldn't. He spent considerable time with me and explained things to me. He really cares about his patients. The office...more
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This was an outstanding experience! I had my first cataract surgery and even without anesthesia it was painless and easy. The procedure only takes a few minutes and without anesthesia I was walking out the door in less than an hour following surgery. Dr. Cahan is confident and skilled and you know...more
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