Small (2.2mm) clear cornea incision cataract surgery

•      Routine and complex cataract surgery
•      Intraocular lens implant exchange
•      Dislocated intraocular lens refixation
•      Iris reconstruction
•      Artificial iris implantation
•      Flomax or “floppy iris” cataract surgery
•      Anticoagulated patients – those taking blood thinners
•      Repair of complications from cataract surgery and trauma
•      Yag laser capsulotomy for secondary membrane after cataract surgery

 

Intraocular Lens Implants

Cataract extraction consists of two phases. Phase 1 is removal of cataract through a small incision in the cornea. Phase 2 is the implantation of an intraocular lens implant. Here is were the choice gets interesting. Depending on your lifestyle and hobbies, there are several implant choices available to you. While no choice on implant is perfect, there is an option of implants that is better for your unique preferences, eye anatomy, and what you can afford out of pocket. Which is that option for you depends on a thorough personality, lifestyle, and eye evaluation.

What is typically covered by health insurance?

Anesthesia and facility (hospital or ambulatory surgery center) fees. If you are chosing a monofocal (standard) lens implant, the surgeon's fee is covered too. You are only responsible for a deductible and copay, if that applies to you.

If you chose a toric or a multifocal lens implant, the ophthalmic care is more involved and insurance companies, including Medicare, do not cover that. The cost is your responsibility.

 

What is the cost of the Toric implant?

At AVG, the total cost to the patient for a Toric lens implant is $1,400 per eye.

 

What is the cost of the Multifocal implant?

At AVG, the total cost to the patient for a multifocal lens implant is $2,500 per eye.

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