Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cost of Cataract Surgery & Lens Implant

Question: I have a question about the cost of cataract surgery without insurance. I have a friend with no insurance who has cataracts-what is the out of pocket cost?

Answer: If one had no insurance and had to pay personally for Cataract Surgery and Lens Implants, they should anticipate a minimum range of $700-$1500 for the Cataract Surgeon fee and then another $1600 or so for the use of the ambulatory surgery center and the anesthesia fee for a total of $2300-$3100 per eye for a basic Monofocal Lens Implant. If your friend required a Toric Lens Implant to correct astigmatism or a Multifocal Lens Implant to correct near vision and presbyopia the incremental fee should be expected to range from $1,000-$3,000 additional. The best course of action is for your friend to schedule an appointment with the best Cataract Surgeon they can find and discuss the full fee schedule with the staff.

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