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Washington Cataract Surgery - Understanding the Cost of Cataract Surgery in Washington

There are several facilities throughout Washington that perform cataract surgery. The average cost of cataract surgery in Washington is approximately $4,400. Most of the procedures performed last year took place in an acute care hospital or ambulatory surgical center rather than an eye surgery center as one might assume. The average number of procedures performed by these facilities is upwards of 2,500 or more for the year. The reason cataract surgery costs as much as it does has to do with the type of procedure the doctor performs, the anesthesia used, length the procedure takes, and location where the procedure is performed.

During the first appointment, the ophthalmologist will examine your eyes. You will be asked a lot of questions regarding family medical history, your overall health, your own medical history, and any questions related to the health of your eyes. If you currently wear glasses, the doctor may use a machine to determine what prescription they are. During this appointment, you may be asked to read a letter chart and the doctor might choose to numb your eyes with drops if necessary. The numbing of the eyes is so the doctor can give a glaucoma test, which uses a machine that will touch the eyeballs.

The first initial appointment will of course cost money, usually on an average of $150 per appointment. If you decide to go with cataract surgery, your ophthalmologist may set you up for a second appointment, which is your pre-surgery consultation. Make sure you arrive early for this appointment as it may take quite a bit of time to get through. You will be asked to look into a machine that will take internal measurements of your eyes using a beam of light. If your cataracts are bad enough, the beam of light may not be able to penetrate for proper measurement.

On the actual day of your surgery, you will need someone to take you to the operation. You will be given items to wear such as a medical gown and socks. At most, you will have continuous readouts of your blood pressure, pulse, and oxygen saturation. The doctor will place drops in your eyes to numb them and a needle in your arm to administer any other type of anesthesia used. Although you may be awake during the procedure, chances are you will not be aware nor remember much about what is actually happening to you.

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Harman Eye Clinic
903 Medical Center Drive
Arlington, WA 98223
Bellevue Lasik & Cornea
1135 116th Ave NE, Suite 450
Bellevue, WA 98004
Cascade Eye & Skin
10004 204th Ave. East, Suite 1500
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Evergreen Eye Center
2820 Griffin Avenue, Suite 101
Enumclaw, WA 98022
Physicians Eye Clinic
3930 Hoyt Ave.
Everret, WA 98201
Clearvue Vision Center
8009 S. 180th St., Suite 104
Kent, WA 98032
Clarus Eye Centre
345 College Street SE, Suite C
Lacey, WA 98503
Casey Vision Correction Center
600 Triangle Center, Ste. 400
Longview, WA 98632
Pacific EyeCare
2029 Sims Way
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Valley Eye and Laser Center
4101 Talbot Rd.
Renton, WA 98055
Swedish Medical Center Seattle
1221 Madison Street, Suite 1200
Arnold Medical Pavilion
Seattle, WA 98104
Northwest Eye Surgeons
10330 Meridian Avenue N, Suite 370
Seattle, WA 98133
University of Washington Medical Center
4245 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Pacific Medical Centers
1200 12th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
Eye Consultants
235 East Rowan Suite 107
Spokane, WA 99207
Spokane Eye Clinic
427 S Bernard St.
Spokane, WA 99204
Empire Eye Physicians
1414 N. Houk Road, Suite 103
Spokane, WA 99216
St. Mark's Eye Institute
502 South M Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute
2205 NE 129th Street
Vancouver, WA 98686
17600 NE Delfel Road
Vancouver, WA 98642
Figgs Eye Clinic & Optical
1410 Lakeside Ct., Suite 103
Yakima, WA 98902
Eye Center: Richard E. Ehlers, M.D.
3403 Powerhouse Road
Yakima, WA 98902

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