Over the past 10 years, significant advances have occurred in the field of cataract surgery. The operation used to require a hospital stay, and the patient’s head would be place in sandbags, followed by weeks of recovery time. Complications from surgery included retinal detachment. Thick aphakic glasses were needed for clear vision.
The surgery is a 10 to 20 minute procedure and totally painless. A mild sedative will maintain comfort and take care of any anxiety during the surgery.
The cataract is removed through a very small incision and is made in a bloodless part of the eye with ultrasound.
A foldable implant is inserted through the same incision in the shape of a taco. The implant is slipped into the eye behind the pupil where the cataract was located before removal. Generally, there are no sutures required, and the wound seals on its own and is secure.
Fortunately, today’s moderate cataract surgery is totally different than it was the past. Now cataract surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, requiring no more than a three hour stay.
If you are interested in learning more about cataract surgery options in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California, please call our offices at 310-909-8880.
Cali Cataract aims to make your cataract surgery as inexpensive as possible for all of our patients. For the convenience of our cataract patients, we have a list of insurance companies which have an arrangement with us. Most major insurance providers cover cataract surgery, as it is seen as a medical necessity. There are a number of methods to finance cataract surgery whether your insurance plan covers vision benefits or not. A representative from Cali Cataract will be happy to discuss whether insurance partially or fully covers cataract surgery.
We offer various payment plans for cataract surgery which can make the operation affordable for practically anyone who decides to go through with laser vision correction. Our easy funding policies permit you to pay through credit with flexible stipulations. Some patients choose to pay for cataract surgery through a personal charge card, which may be your choice if your credit card has lower interest rates.
The majority of insurance companies will provide coverage your cataract surgery if it is medically necessary. The insurance companies who provide cataract surgery coverage include:
Although every insurance plan is different, it is common to get reimbursed for the following fees associated with cataract surgery:
Questions To Ask An Ophthalmologist Prior to Getting Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed operations, and today you have more options than ever before in choosing which lens implant is right for you.
If you notice that you have blurred vision and have trouble reading, driving at night or doing everyday tasks as simple as watching television, you should schedule an appointment with an eye doctor who can perform an examination.