Cataract Surgery Cost

Cost of cataract surgery

If you are experiencing cataracts, you probably already know that cataract surgery is the only option for treatment. One of the biggest concerns our patients have about undergoing cataract surgery is whether or not they will be able to afford it.

Cataract surgery is necessary in the treatment of cataracts, and fortunately, cataract surgery is not as complicated as it used to be. In the past generation, cataract surgery used to mean patients were confined to a hospital bed for days afterwards. Today, things are very different. Cataract surgery is now an outpatient procedure, thanks to major advancements in technology. Since cataract surgery no longer requires a stay at the hospital, it is much more affordable.

The cost of cataract surgery does depend on a few things, however. The average cost of cataract surgery in 2012 was $3,429 per eye. With insurance, it is possible to pay as little as $500-$600 per eye.

Some factors may lead to higher prices, however. Generally, a surgeon will replace the cataract-affected lens with an intraocular lens (IOL). The type of IOL implanted will greatly affect the cost of cataract surgery. The standard IOL used during cataract surgery is called a monofocal IOL. However, there are more choices.

Different IOLs are designed to correct different refractive errors, in addition to correcting cataracts. They cost more because they perform more than one task. For example, some patients will opt for a presbyopia-correcting lens in order to rid themselves of reading glasses after surgery.

To see if you’re a candidate for cataract surgery, take our cataract self-test. If you find that you’re a candidate and are interested in cataract surgery and would like to know exactly what it will cost you, call Stahl Eye today to set up your cataract surgery consultation!

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