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Question:
Can you provide me with a ballpark figure for cataract surgery?

Answer:
I assume you are asking about the out-of-pocket cost as many patients find that their insurance covers 100 percent of the cost of cataract surgery. I am sorry that I am unable to give you an answer that would be accurate in all parts of the country as prices vary greatly from city to city and state to state. In my own practice, the cost for a "self-pay" with no insurance would be about $2,500 for the surgeon's fee, the Ambulatory Surgery Center fee, the anesthesiologist's fee, the intraocular implant lens and 90 days of post-operative care. I advise you to contact your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) for costs in your city and state.

Answered by: Wayne Bizer, DODr. Wayne Bizer

Categories: Cataracts, Eye Surgery

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Answered: Jan 16, 2013

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