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Cataract Surgery in Tennessee - The Average Cost of Cataract Surgery in Tennessee

Cataracts are typically thought of as an eye disease that affects older people, but they can present at any age. They are characterized by the natural lens of the eye becoming clouded over so that vision is obscured. This condition is treated with surgery. Cataract surgery is where a surgeon removes the clouded lens and replaces it with an artificial one called an intraocular lens, or IOL. For people over forty years old, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness. The incidence of cataracts is increasing dramatically, over twenty percent since 2000. People who have diabetes are more likely to develop cataracts, so the increase in diabetes could be one reason that cataracts is on the rise.

Unlike most vision correction surgeries, cataract surgery is almost always considered a medically necessary procedure. As such, it is covered (at least partially) by Medicare and other health insurance policies. The fees for surgery to remove cataracts and implant intraocular lenses (IOL's) will include surgeon fees, facility fees, implant cost, and after care appointments. It is important to ask what is included in the price quoted when you are shopping for a doctor to perform your cataract surgery in Tennessee. Since it is your eyes being operated on, it is also important to consider the qualifications for your the surgeons and their experience level with the specific form of cataract surgery you need.

Without insurance coverage, the average cost of cataract surgery in Tennessee can range from $5,000 to $10,000. However, with insurance, the patient responsibility (bill) will usually come to about ten to twenty percent of the total, or $1,000 to $2,000. There are two main areas where the price will vary greatly between different cataract surgery procedures, facility fees and type of implant lenses. Cataract surgery can be performed in an outpatient facility or in a hospital setting. Surgery in the hospital setting will cost significantly more than the same procedure in an outpatient setting. In fact, it can more than double the cost of surgery.

The least expensive type of cataract surgery would involve replacing clouded natural lenses with basic monofocal intraocular lenses. If multifocal IOL's or other premium lenses are needed, the price of the surgery will naturally go up. There are three main types of cataract surgery: intracapsular cataract extraction (ICCE), extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE), and phacoemulsification cataract extraction. Phacoemulsification is the most common type of removal right now, but the other methods are still utilized.

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Woolfson Eye Institute
7405 Shallowford Road Suite 320
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Tin Laser Center
930 Oak Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Pomerance Eye Center P.C.
1801 Gunbarrel Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Chattanooga Eye Institute
5715 Cornelison Road, #6000
Chattanooga, TN 37411
Distefano Regional Eye Center
2415 Chambliss Ave.
Cleveland, TN 37311
Cleveland Eye Clinic, PC
2560 Business Park Drive NE
Cleveland, TN 37311
Eye Centers of Tennessee
15 Iris Lane
Crossville, TN 38555
Campbell, Cunningham & Taylor
12744 Kingston Pike, Suite 108
Farragut, TN 37934
Toyos Clinic
600A Frazier Drive, Suite 110
Franklin, TN 37067
Loden Vision Centers
907 Rivergate Parkway
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Summit Eye Associates P.C.
5410 Old Hickory Blvd
Hermitage, TN 37076
Eye Health Partners
1150 Eagletree Lane
Huntsville, TN 35801
Johnson City Eye Clinic
110 Med Tech Park
Johnson City, TN 37604
Baptist Eye Surgeons, LLC
140 Capital Drive
Knoxville, TN 37922
University Eye Consultants
1928 Alcoa Highway
Building B, Suite 324
Knoxville, TN 37920
Tennessee Lasik Associates
9815 Cogdill Rd., Suite 3
Knoxville, TN 37932
Eye Care Center Associates, P.A.
1421 McArthur Street
Manchester, TN 37355
Billingsley Eye Care
845 Turner Street
Maryville, TN 37801
The Hughes Eye Center
161 Hospital Drive
McKenzie, TN 38201
Omni Eye Services
1203 Ridgeway Road, Suite 201
Memphis, TN 38119
Southern Eye Associates
5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 950
Memphis, TN 38119
MECA Eye and Laser Center
6485 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38119
Stones River Eye Center
171 Heritage Park Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
McCabe Vision Center
122 Heritage Park Dr.
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Shofner Vision Center
2021 Church Street, Suite 300
Nashville, TN 37203
Wang Vision Institute
1801 West End Avenue, Suite 1150
Nashville, TN 37203
Pilkinton Eye Center
300 20th Avenue North, Suite 504
Nashville, TN 37203
Cornea Consultants of Nashville
2400 Patterson Street, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37203
Vanderbilt University
1211 Medical Center Drive
Nashville, TN 37232
Nashville Eye Associates
397 Wallace Rd., C-310
Nashville, TN 37211
Refractive Surgery Center
200 New York Avenue, Suite 130
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
The Eye Center
518 West Main Street
Smithville, TN 37166

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