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How much was your cateract surgery? #5416552 04/29/20 03:20 PM
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I'll be getting cateract surgery done in both eyes and was curious as to how much the surgery will cost approximately with insurance.


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Re: How much was your cateract surgery? [Re: RazorsEdge] #5416566 04/29/20 03:26 PM
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I would get the best qualified highest rated eye surgeon possible before worrying about the cost. you only have two eyes. My dearest friend is one of the highest rated eye surgeons in the U.S. , he just retired and I have been blessed to be in the operating room observing eye surgeries. So get the best of the best to work on your eyes


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Re: How much was your cateract surgery? [Re: RazorsEdge] #5416582 04/29/20 03:36 PM
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My Medicare covered it all but $200 per eye, but feedback I got was 9K per eye.

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Re: How much was your cateract surgery? [Re: RazorsEdge] #5416589 04/29/20 03:45 PM
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Depends on your insurance carrier, the contract they have with the hospital and doctor, your coinsurance rate and where you are in your deductible.

Call the hospital and the doctor and ask them to give you an out of pocket estimate.

Re: How much was your cateract surgery? [Re: RazorsEdge] #5416593 04/29/20 03:47 PM
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Depends on the insurance you have.

Question is it absolutely necessary at this time? Having vision issues that warrant it now?

Do some reading + view some YouTube videos on the pro and cons.

Re: How much was your cateract surgery? [Re: RazorsEdge] #5416622 04/29/20 04:25 PM
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I would make sure the doctor had a good reputation before cost. I had it done 12 years ago i lost my eye sight in that eye right after the surgery

Re: How much was your cateract surgery? [Re: RazorsEdge] #5416634 04/29/20 04:40 PM
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I had cataract surgery on one eye about 6 years ago and had the other one done about 18 months ago. My out of pocket was iirc about $300 for each eye. I was covered on my wife’s BCBS insurance with the USPS. According to her BCBS statements, about $7,000 for each eye. Actual procedure took less than 10 minutes per eye. He had 30 cataract procedures scheduled the day I had my second eye done.

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Re: How much was your cateract surgery? [Re: RazorsEdge] #5416647 04/29/20 05:02 PM
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I had my right eye done, $5k out of pocket after insurance but I had the laser surgery and the custom lens. Going to go cheap on my left eye. Not impressed with the new lens at night.


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Re: How much was your cateract surgery? [Re: RazorsEdge] #5416679 04/29/20 05:37 PM
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I have a Medicare Advantage plan and the surgery on both my eyes did not cost me any out of pocket including follow up visits. However, I did have an initial $40 co-pay for my first visit to the eye doc when he approved me for the surgery.


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Re: How much was your cateract surgery? [Re: RazorsEdge] #5416688 04/29/20 05:54 PM
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wow.. my mom and cousin had this done, and it was about $2000 per eye, which is what medicare would pay for.. Other's saying $9k wow..

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My dad had both eyes done at different times. His doctor was very old and messed up the second eye. He had to have it fixed by a much younger and more skilled eye surgeon. If the more skilled surgeon had done it in the first place it would have been done correctly without having to have it redone.

One of the questions to ask is what is the name of the doctor they send people to to fix a bad eye operation?


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Re: How much was your cateract surgery? [Re: RazorsEdge] #5416776 04/29/20 07:24 PM
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It depends on the lens and type of surgery you pick. My wife just had it done with laser surgery and the most expensive lens. Before insurance it was $7K per eye. There were two cheaper lenses - exact prices I don't remember.

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I think all costs included was $5k per eye (and there are a lot of costs).
My guy doesn't take insurance; you pay out of your pocket but they will help you fill out forms if you want to send them to your insurance company.

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Originally Posted by tc1446
My Medicare covered it all but $200 per eye, but feedback I got was 9K per eye.


9k cuz they used the MOST expensive lens, which prolly has a 9000% markup by the practice.


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Re: How much was your cateract surgery? [Re: spackard] #5416946 04/29/20 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by spackard
I think all costs included was $5k per eye (and there are a lot of costs).
My guy doesn't take insurance; you pay out of your pocket but they will help you fill out forms if you want to send them to your insurance company.


Wow, was he considered out of network by insurance?


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