Cost Of Cataract Surgery
Do you need to have a cataract removed? Are you concerned about cost of cataract surgery or wondering about health care and Medicare coverage? Before undergoing any procedure, it is important that you understand your options and obligations so that you can make an informed decision and prepare for the financial expenses.
Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed and new technologies have also made it one of the safest. However, the average cost of cataract surgery can vary depending on the severity of your cataract, the type of surgery necessary, your choice of intraocular lens (IOL), where you live, and the surgeon you choose.
Cost of Standard Cataract Surgery
Cataract is the clouding of the eye's natural lens that can interfere with and impair vision.
The surgical procedure involves removing this natural lens and replacing it with an artificial lens called a intraocular lens or an IOL.
In a standard procedure, a conventional, or monofocal, lens is used. In this case, you will usually have excellent distance vision, but will likely require eyeglasses for closer activities such as reading or sewing.
In general, without health insurance, the average cataract surgery cost with a standard or monofocal lens is about $3000 per eye. (Please note all costs quoted are in US$ and for surgeries performed in the United Sates).
Most insurance companies, HMOs, and Medicare will cover this procedure.