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Does Medicare Pay For Cataract Surgery
Medicare pays for CS: Medicare pays for majority of cataract surgery. Extra costs if a patient desires a refractive implant or advanced implant to correct for astigmatism &/or reading vision & for laser cataract surgery, which helps many patients in long term recovery, decreased risk, complication rates. But medicare pays for about 80% or more depending on benefits. See: firstname.lastname@example.org ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye, which should normally be clear. Cataracts are usually painless and develop slowly, causing a gradual worsening of vision. Cataracts will affect the vision of most individuals by the time they are at the age of 75, but risk factors speeding up their development include diabetes, too much exposure to UV light (sunlight), ...Read more
Not by cataract: Qualifying for medicare early (or rather, for medicaid) would be based on your underlying disability. Because cataracts are a treatable condition that generally result in good improvement in vision and no disability following surgery, they are unlikely to be a basis for a determination of disability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having cataract surgery. My optometrist told me my multifocal lens implant will cost me $5000 per eye and I have to pay before. Is this correct?
Excessive!: Sounds excessive. 2-3 times the typical cost. You need to be educated on thees types of lenses and make sure it is what you want and need to meet your expectations first. You may be very satisfied with a standard monofocal intra-ocular lens and making both eyes for distance (you will need readers to read), or mono vision with a near eye and distance eye. If you were not informed, go elsewhere! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: With the right selection of patient to receive this lens and the proper expectations of the type of vision to be expected, this has been a helpful addition to this surgery. It is gradually becoming more commonplace and the available lenses are continuously being improved. Note that it is an extra personal expense not covered by insurance or medicare. Discuss with you eye surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: If your cataract surgery is healed, feel free to wear whatever color lenses you want. Of course, you do realize you will need to get the correct prescription in the lenses to properly correct the astigmatism. Most intraocular lens implants these days have ultraviolet protection already incorporated into them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: The only alternative to cataract surgery is to not remove the cataract. If you choose not to remove the cataract, the vision will slowly deteriorate. You may be able to change your glasses prescription and see better for a time period, but the cataracts will progress and the vision continually deteriorate. You will need surgery if you live long enough and want to continue to see. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medicare is a federal program that pays for certain health care expenses of individuals who are 65 years or older. It is divided into three parts, with Part A covering hospital bills, Part B covering doctor bills, and Part C providing the option to choose from a package of health care plans. Individuals who have Medicare ...Read more
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