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Will my insurance cover blepharoplasty? If my blepharoplasty is caused by a medical problem and/or interferes with my vision, will insurance cover it? .

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Blepharoplasty

If there is a functional issue documented by your eye doctor, your insurance may cover it, depending on your plan.
Insurance does not cover cosmetic procedures.

In brief: Blepharoplasty

If there is a functional issue documented by your eye doctor, your insurance may cover it, depending on your plan.
Insurance does not cover cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Insurance

Insurance will sometimes cover upper eyelid blepharoplasty if there is significant visual field blockage.
Often formal visual field testing is needed to document this. Insurance doesn't typically cover lower lid blepharoplasty though.

In brief: Insurance

Insurance will sometimes cover upper eyelid blepharoplasty if there is significant visual field blockage.
Often formal visual field testing is needed to document this. Insurance doesn't typically cover lower lid blepharoplasty though.
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
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Dr. Robert Broderick
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: If

If the upper lids cause constriction of your visual field the insurance may be covered.
Usually photos and an ophthalmic examination are submitted to your insurance company for review. The key to coverage is to have documentation of a visual field that shows constriction. Most ophthalmologist can do thie exam.

In brief: If

If the upper lids cause constriction of your visual field the insurance may be covered.
Usually photos and an ophthalmic examination are submitted to your insurance company for review. The key to coverage is to have documentation of a visual field that shows constriction. Most ophthalmologist can do thie exam.
Dr. Robert Broderick
Dr. Robert Broderick
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: This

This will generally not cover the lower eyelids but may cover the upper eyelid if obstruction of the visual field can be documented using a special examination.

In brief: This

This will generally not cover the lower eyelids but may cover the upper eyelid if obstruction of the visual field can be documented using a special examination.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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