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Cost of Cataract Surgery in Oklahoma

As people age, cataracts are common and a fairly typical part of the aging process. Cataracts cloud the lens of a personís eye, and this occurs due to a protein that groups together on a certain part of the eye. This can cause a personís vision to be affected. If a person is experiencing symptoms of cataracts they should make an appointment with their doctor to have their eyes checked for cataracts. Cataract surgery takes the cloudy lens out of the eye and replaces it with a new lens. Some of these symptoms can include cloudy vision, faded colors, bad night vision, a halo around lights and glares that prevent a person from seeing. Residents and visitors in Oklahoma can have cataract surgery in a hospital or surgical center.

The cost of cataract surgery in Oklahoma varies according to many variables. The average cost of cataract surgery in Oklahoma is approximately $3,300 for each eye. The cost can vary according to the skill and education level of the doctor, the medical center or hospital where the surgery is being performed and other additional ailments that afflict the eye. Other variables can also include the method that the lens of the eye is removed. Laser removal of the lens can cost more. The replacing intraocular lens comes in varying qualities. The premium lenses that include astigmatism correction can add an additional $1,200 to the cost per eye.

Depending on the type of insurance a person has, the out of pocket cost can be minimal. Medicaid insurance for example, covers 80% of the cost of approved cataract surgeries. Medicaid is for US residents that are 65 years of age and older. The patient would be responsible for their 20% as copay to the doctor or surgery center. The amount that Medicaid pays can vary from year to year, but on average they pay 80% of the cost in Oklahoma.

If a person has private insurance, the patient would be responsible for their deductible and copay. Depending on the insurance that a person has this amount can vary. Some PPOs have high deductibles and some have low deductibles. HMO insurance can include copays for approved cases of cataract surgery in Oklahoma, and is subject to approval from the insurance company. Cataracts normally affect people in their older years although some people have been affected as early as their 40s. Cataract surgery is performed routinely in Oklahoma hospitals and surgery centers.

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Triad Eye Laser Center
3131 Military Blvd.
Muskogee, OK 74401
Dean McGee Eye Institute
3500 NW 56th, Suite 101
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Owasso Eye Institute
12455 E 100th St. N, Suite 110
Owasso, OK 74055
Cockrell Eye Care
1711 West Sixth Street
Stillwater, OK 74074
Physicians Eye Laser Center
7171 South Yale Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74136
Bryan Vision
7171 S. Yale Ave., Suite 102
Tulsa, OK 74136
Midtown Eyecare
1701 S. Peoria Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74120

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