Arizona Cataract Surgery

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Cataracts a common ailment as people age and a fairly typical part of the aging process as well. Cataracts make the lens of the eye cloudy, and this happens because of a protein that groups together on a certain part of the eye, which can cause a personís vision to be adversely affected. If someone is having symptoms of cataracts they should definitely make an appointment with their eye doctor or ophthalmologist to have their eyes checked for cataracts. This is a fairly straightforward and common exam. Cataract surgery removes the cloudy lens out from the eye and replaces it with a new lens. A few of the symptoms can include cloudy vision, faded colors, bad night vision, a halo around lights and glares that prevent a person from seeing. People experiencing cataracts in Arizona typically have cataract surgery in an eye surgical center.

Cataract surgery cost in Arizona can vary according to many factors. A typical cataract surgery in Arizona will cost approximately $3,300 for each eye. This price can vary according to the skill and education level of the doctor, the location and reputation of the surgical center, the equipment and technology used and whether any other additional issues are being address with the eye at the same time. There are also differing methods that a surgeon can remove the lens. If the lens is removed with a laser, the cost can be higher. The intraocular lens that will replace the cloudy lens can come in different qualities. High quality lenses including astigmatism correction can cost upwards of $1,200 more per eye.

Insurance will typically cover cataract surgery in Arizona. Medicaid insurance for example, covers 80% of the cost of cataract surgeries, but they have to be approved. Medicaid is for US residents that are 65 years of age and older. The reaming 20% will be paid by the patient as copay to the doctor or surgery center. Each year the amount that Medicaid insurance pays will change.

Private insurances vary in the amount they cover the surgery, if it is covered a tall. Many PPOs have high deductibles and bur there are low deductible PPOs available. HMO insurance typically includes copays for approved cases of cataract surgery in Arizona. This is subject to approval from the insurance company. Cataracts typically affect people as they get older in their 60s and above although some people have been affected as early as their 40s. Cataract surgery is a routine surgery in Arizona performed by eye doctors.

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Cornea Consultants of Arizona
13065 W. McDowell Rd.
Avondale, AZ 85392
Pacific ClearVision Institute
294 W. State Route 89A, Suite 114
Cottonwood, AZ 86326
Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center
1030 N. San Francisco
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Swagel-Wootton Eye Center
220 South 63rd Street
Mesa, AZ 85206
Moretsky Cassidy Laser Vision Correction
2125 W Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85015
Brems Eye Center
300 E Osborn Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phoenix Ophthalmologists, P.A.
1728 W Glendale Avenue # 408
Phoenix, AZ 85021
Nationwide Vision
2222 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Carriker-Ryan Eye and Laser Center
3125 N. 32nd Street #100
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Affiliated Eye Surgeon
3330 N 2nd Street, Ste 600
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Newman Eye Center
20819 N Cave Creek Rd # 102
Phoenix, AZ 85024
Horizon Eye Specialists & Lasik Center
4845 East Thunderbird Road Suite A1
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Grayhawk Eye Center
20201 N. Scottsdale Healthcare Drive, Suite 220
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Southwestern Eye Center
3271 N. Civic Center Plaza, Ste. 8
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Ophthalmic Surgeons and Physicians
3200 South Country Club Way
Tempe, AZ 85282
Eye Institute of Southern Arizona
5632 E. 5th Street
Tucson, AZ 85711
Hodges Eye Care
1502 North Tucson Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85716
Arrowhead Eye Center
108 N. Frontier St.
Wickenburg, AZ 85390
The Eye & Laser Center
303 West 2nd St.
Winslow, AZ 86047

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