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What insurance companies cover strabismus (wandering eye) surgery?

What insurance companies cover strabismus (wandering eye) surgery?

Policy dependent: Most insurance companies offer different policies-and coverage varies. You'll need to call your company to see if this service is covered by your policy. Most will require that you get 'prior approval' and many will require a 2nd opinion before they will grant that approval. The severity of the problem, age of patient, and liklihood that surgery will be beneficial may be taken into account. ...Read more

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Health insurance is a type of coverage that pays for medical expenses. Health insurance can be provided by an employer, the state or federal government, or ...Read more


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Dsek prem.Iol & cornea slipped, vis 20/70. Dr. Lifted cornea & it wrinkled. 2nd cornea trnsplnt but dev. Cme.Shots ok but blurry distance vision. ?

Dsek prem.Iol & cornea slipped, vis 20/70. Dr. Lifted cornea & it wrinkled.  2nd cornea trnsplnt but dev. Cme.Shots ok but blurry distance vision.  ?

A lot of info here: There is a lot going on here, but sounds like some of the common problems with such a procedure. You will not have good vision as long as you have cme. Sometimes with dsek you can't get 20/20 but worse than 20/40 is unusual. If you have a multifocal iol with a dsek, i suspect that could give diminished vision as well. ...Read more

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Could medicare cover macular pucker surgery?

Could medicare cover macular pucker surgery?

Usually: If one has Medicare as insurance, macular pucker is usually a covered diagnosis, and surgery is considered medically necessary if the patient is symptomatic or has vision deterioration from the pucker. People are Medicare eligible at age 65 years, or with certain chronic illnesses. ...Read more

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Lasik results. Pre-op myopia. Left eye now +0.5, with -0.5 astig. Right eye -0.125 with slight astig. Right eye strains close up/distance. What to do?

Lasik results. Pre-op myopia. Left eye now +0.5, with -0.5 astig. Right eye -0.125 with slight astig. Right eye strains close up/distance. What to do?

It depends : How long ago did you have the surgery. You may need some time if you eyes will adjust post operatively. Because of asymmetry between the two eyes refraction you may have some eye strain. Your refraction is very minimal, the time may help with goos lubrication. If your symptom persist or get worse pls see your surgeon. ...Read more

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What vision level does does medicare cover for cataract surgery?

What vision level does does medicare cover for cataract surgery?

Depends: The american academy of ophthalmology recommends that if the visual acuity is impaired the procedure can be recommended. No longer is an absolute visual acuity set for approval. ...Read more

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I have 20/350 uncorrected distance vision that is correctable to 20/25 each eye. Need eye exam for rx. Is this a medical necessary exam for insurance?

I have 20/350 uncorrected distance vision that is correctable to 20/25 each eye. Need eye exam for rx. Is this a medical necessary exam for insurance?

No: The need for glasses is a refractive problem, and not considered a medical problem. Most insurances will not cover refraction. However, if you are not correctable to 20/20, it is more than likely that you eye md will find a medical condition to account for this. The exam can then be covered by the medical insurance (except for the refraction part). ...Read more

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What amount does lasik eye surgery cost?

What amount does lasik eye surgery cost?

It varies: In Auburn, Alabama I have done 165,000 refractive cases. We charge from $299 to $599. $299 for students and military, including high school #599 for most patients $599 for patients 43 and older, gives no loss in distance, a wall 40" away, groceries on the shelves, your car instruments, and usually a computer or anything else at 18 inches. ...Read more

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My eye power is bc 8.5/sph -6.00 cyl -1.75/ax 180. Can I get lasik eye surgery?

My eye power is bc 8.5/sph -6.00 cyl -1.75/ax 180. Can I get lasik eye surgery?

Most likely yes: With current laser technology, a prescription of sph -6.00 cyl -1.75/ax 180 is able to be corrected very well. To determine if you are a candidate for LASIK, a thorough eye exam that includes measuring the cornea thickness would be needed. ...Read more

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Fix for drooping eyelids covered by insurance?

Fix for drooping eyelids covered by insurance?

Can be: If the drooping eyelid is interfering with your periferal vision to a significant amount that is determined by a test called "visual field test", then most insurances cover the procidure.. This test is performed by your eye doctor. You should check with your insurance that the eyelid surgery is included in your coverage. Some insurance plans exclude that entierly regardless of medical necessity. ...Read more

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Is lasik operation for eye vision correction effective and safe?

Is lasik operation for eye vision correction effective and safe?

Yes: Yes. For appropriate candidates, lasik is an effective and safe operation. See data on pubmed or www.Fda.Gov. Lasik is one of the most common and safest elective surgeries. ...Read more

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Could medicare pay for cataract surgery?

Could 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: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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Visual acuity. CC: OD 20/25-2 ... OS 20/30-2 ... intraocular pressure OD 21 OS 18 ...any interpretation or explanation for theses eye vision results?

Visual acuity. CC: OD 20/25-2 ... OS 20/30-2 ... intraocular pressure OD 21  OS 18 ...any interpretation or explanation for theses eye vision results?

Eye Exam: CC means with correct, like glasses or contact lenses. OD, right eye. OS, left eye. 20/25-2 means that you missed 2 letters on the 20/25 line on the vision chart. Intraocular pressure is the pressure inside your eyeball that keeps it from collapsing, similar to air pressure in your car tires. It is reported in mm Hg. Statistical normal is between 8 and 23. ...Read more

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30yo w/ no eye DMG & prescription for vision is right; but have blurry, hazy vision, cannot focus eyes without concentration. Can i be considered legally blind?

30yo w/ no eye DMG & prescription for vision is right; but have blurry, hazy vision, cannot focus eyes without concentration. Can i be considered legally blind?

Doubtful: Sounds like you need a good eye examination by an ophthalmologist. I bet you can see well. You don't describe any actual eye disease so i suspect you just have inadequate glasses. ...Read more

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Does insurance typically cover cataract surgery?

Does insurance typically cover cataract surgery?

Yes: Most insurances cover more than 80% of cataract surgery. There are new options in lens implants and surgical options which may cost extra. More info at eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more