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What is the approximate cost of corneal replacement surgery

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what is the approximate cost of corneal replacement surgery without insurance?
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HelloCustomer

I am assuming you are referring to a corneal transplant in the United States. Most surgeons charge about $2000-3000. The facility fee would be about ($5000-7000 for hospital and $3000-4000 for ASC). Anesthesia would be about $500-1200. The corneal tissue is about $2500. The sum total would be an estimate of $13,000-18,000.

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while we thank you for the reply, we are not accepting because we already got the answer. We signed for answers here because it said 15 doctors were online at that moment and ready to answer.
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Hello,

I'm sorry we didn't satisfy you this time. There may have been 15 doctors online, but there were 20-30 questions. Plus your question was specifically for an eye doctor (and there were only 2 or 3 at the time).

Give us another chance another time and I hope you will be satisfied.

Thank you.

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