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Avatar f tn I just had cataract surgery on the ALT eye done mid-September. One note of caution, if and when you get cataract surgery, consider going with a mono-focal instead of a premium multi-focal lens. I have a premium ReStor lens and regret it. Also, there is some thought by some (not all) doctors that a premium lens is not a good idea if you have glaucoma.
Avatar m tn 5 and stable for 15 months, by far sufficient corneal thickness and perfect overall health) but pointed that my pupils are h-u-g-e. Apparently, “traditional” laser eye surgery patients with large pupils often times suffer from reduced night vision due to extensive glare. Which one of the current laser eye procedures, namely Lasik, PRK, Lasek and Custom Lasik do you think is most beneficial to address my large pupil size? Your comments would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn My surgeon used the LenSX for cataract surgery in my left eye last month. These are the only things I can tell you.... The actual surgery was uneventful. As soon as the pupil came back to normal size I had to keep reminding myself I had had surgery. Never any pain, dryness, scratchiness, but maybe it would have been the same regardless. In the one week follow-up the optometrist noted that the incision where they removed the cataract had a nice clean perfect edge. Does that matter?
Avatar m tn Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery is no better than regular cataract surgery. They both utilize phacoemulsification. To imply no ultrasound is used is false as the surgeon still needs to place the phaco probe into the eye. A toric lens is more reliable than cutting the cornea with limbal relaxing incisions, but if a small amount of astigmatism correction is needed then I would say go with Laser Assisted LRI. The best way to ensure accuracy is to have really good preoperative measurements.
Avatar f tn The clinic that I plan to go to has the newer IOLs such as the Tecnis multifocals as well as surgeons offering to bring in the Symfony before next month. However, the clinic policy is that laser-assisted cataract surgery is mandatory with premium lenses and it isn't optional to have it done via the standard method. They only say "they want to provide the most accurate and best treatment possible". The cost ranges from $1495.00 per eye to $3295.
Avatar f tn A few years ago I was advised against lens replacement surgery because of the risk of retinal detachment. I've now been told that they may go ahead as the new all-laser operation causes less trauma to the eye and lowers the risk of RD. I'm waiting to have an appt with the surgeon and will discuss it further. I'd be interested in any other views on this development.
Avatar f tn I need two things, a MRI of the brain and glaucoma (laser) surgery to prevent me from going blind. I need to know, where can I go to get an MRI at low or no cost and I need to know if I'm covered for mediacally necessary eye surgery?
Avatar f tn Robotic surgery is a wholly different deal. It has been proven for many procedures like prostate and brain surgery.
Avatar n tn hi ! how mach retina surgery it cost ? b/c i don't have money to do this surgery so first i have to know the cost .and i'm try to found out the sponcer to help my mom. plz help me out if you know ? thankyou for your help!
Avatar m tn I have a dense cataract in one eye and I was told that laser-assisted surgery may be better to help "break" it down instead of traditional. I've seen mixed research between the two; however, are there any shown benefits of laser over traditional cataract surgery? As in is it worth to pay out of pocket for it?
Avatar n tn I developed cataracts in my early 50's. Had surgery on my right eye in 2004 and my left in 2007. In 2008 I developed really bad floaters in my right eye. They came up very quickly. I went to several eye doctors including the surgeon who did the cataract work. I was told repeatedly that this was just something I had to live with. I did my own research and then went back to my eye doctor this winter (2010). I had already concluded that the laser option was dicey. I asked about vitrectomy.
Avatar m tn whatever the cost...take care of your eye as soon as possible. Laser will prevent possible future surgery...i wish someone had told me.
Avatar f tn I had the last laser surgery done on my left eye on May 19, 2009. Since then I have noticed that when I am in bright light or it is shining in my eyes, I see what looks like a piece of fuzz when I blink my left eye. It is only in this eye. At first I thought I actually had a piece of fuzz on my eyelash but realized this was not the case. It has continued since then and is irritating if I don't have sunglasses with me. Please advise me of what I should do or what this could be.
Avatar n tn http://www.about-eyes.com/laser-assisted-cataract-surgery-and-risk-of-macular-swelling/ "Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery and Risk of Macular Swelling" His skepticism matches the reports I've seen of large scale studies over the last year or so indicating that laser cataract surgery so far merely has been shown to have different complications than non-laser surgery overall (which are rare in both types), and hasn't proven its benefits overall yet for most patients.
Avatar m tn My intention of getting prices is for comparison of the higher and lower quotes, and to do a search of the patient reactions, at these levels. I personally have talked to people in Maine who have had similar implants by their local surgeon, and are very happy with his "work". Their per eye cost for their iol implants was considerably less expensive, than in Ct. Is there a chance of price fixing when it comes to iols?
Avatar m tn That may give you some idea of what we are talking about. In Tampa, if a surgeon is using the Alcon LensX laser to do the cataract surgery, they charge from 3000 to 4000 per eye!!!! There's no doubt the public is getting ripped in this process of "multi focal" lens. Trust me, there IS a form of price fixing, ALMOST every doctor is HIGH. They see it as a great way to make a lot of money quick because quite simply, what is your alternative?
Avatar n tn My question is, as I am so shortsighted, is it OK to have the Laser Cataract Surgery? I ask this because the Laser Cataract Surgery is said to be less traumatic to the eye. I wonder if Dr John C Hagan III could answer this question, as I know his son also works in his practice and he is a retinal expert? Also do you fit the New nanoflex IOL?
177275 tn?1511758844 There are some very dangerous to moderately complication prone cosmetic procedures that are advertised on the internet. Articles are have been published in major Ophthalmology journals world-wide reporting complications anywhere from failing to make the eye whiter, to surgery necessary to remove "bling" to loss of the eye. This is not cosmetic eye surgery to give the eyelids a more youthful appearance (blepharoplasty) or a rounder shape.
233488 tn?1310696703 There are some very dangerous to moderately complication prone cosmetic procedures that are advertised on the internet. Articles are have been published in major Ophthalmology journals world-wide reporting complications anywhere from failing to make the eye whiter, to surgery necessary to remove "bling" to loss of the eye. This is not cosmetic eye surgery to give the eyelids a more youthful appearance (blepharoplasty) or a rounder shape.
Avatar f tn Yes, Laser assisted surgery is worth the cost. My out-of-pocket cost was supposed to be $5100 for laser and Trulign torics by Crystalens. Ended up to be $4500 after the surgery center sent me a check a couple months after the surgery. If you can afford it, go for the best.
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Avatar m tn I'm only 16 years old and I just got eye floaters a few months ago now, and they are ruining my life. Is there anything to cure them other than surgery and laser treatment or at least to make you see them less often. A lot of people say there isn't cure for it but I heard those herbal and those other eye drops from Italy cure them for good, but it takes time. And does anyone know any other things to cure them or make them better?
Avatar n tn Does anyone know an estimated cost for surgery to repair tears in the retina? I know I've read about the cryotherapy and the photocoagulation laser. What do each of them cost? Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn If I had not gotten the greatly reduced rates for Blue Cross PPO, the cost of my cataract surgery would have been an astonishing $10,000 per eye, most of which was payable to the surgery center (not to the surgeon, who received what I'd consider a rather modest fee). I suspect that the above issues will affect your decision, and they should be discussed with your surgeon and his/her staff responsible for billing.
284078 tn?1282620298 Note that a surgeon can make the opening in a minute or less while the laser adds at least 15 minutes to the overall cataract surgery time. Is it worth the extra cost and increasing surgery times up to fourfold? Remember, the femto laser procedure still requires the surgeon to use traditional phacoemulsification (a finely tuned ultrasonic handpiece) to remove the actual cataract. Lasers have so many possible applications but at what cost?
Avatar m tn I have also been diagnosed with dry eye syndrome and am taking restasys for that condition, which I understand will last for as long as I live. My doctor recommended that I have laser surgery done to my left eye, but I do not want to incur any more out of pocket expenses this year and have ordered new glasses which I hope will correct the imbalance between my two eyes. My questions are these: Is it normal to have severe astigmatism as an after-effect of the surgery?
1436598 tn?1332900133 make sure you have enough money not only for the surgery but also for the aftercare. The eye drops are expensive and you will need them for quite a while. Also, assume that you will have the dog that has the complications that they warn you about. If you don't then great! But prepare for the worst.
Avatar n tn After discussing it with my doctor we agreed to replace the defective lenses with Tecnis Multifocal lenses. The cost of the cataract surgery is covered by my insurance. I am being charged $2400 / eye for the Tecnis Multifocal lenses. MY QUESTION: If the operation for my cataract is covered by my insurance, do the lenses alone cost $2400 each above the surgery?