Eye

Ask an Eye Doctor and Get an Answer ASAP

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Eye

I wanted to know if the price of $5800 is a fair amount to

Customer Question
have cataract surgery on both...
I wanted to know if the price of $5800 is a fair amount to have cataract surgery on both eyes and also having acrysof Toric lens inplanted for severe astigmatism that will help farsided vision? He needs to have cataracts removed and he could have just the regular lens put in and no added costs. (insurance won't pay for the toric lens.)
Hank Rittershofer
Submitted: 6 years ago.Category: Eye
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Answered in 15 hours by:
12/25/2011
Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 6 years ago
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 11,671
Experience: Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
Verified
Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

That is a reasonable price for the surgery to implant the acrysot Toric lens in both eyes. As you know the lens is not covered by medicare and they are really expensive :(

Dr. Rick :

This being said many patients are happy that they spent the money for the special lens although, like everything in medicine, some patients do not like the acrysof Toric lens after it has been implanted. As such this is a very personal decision.

Dr. Rick :

Does this make sense to you?

Dr. Rick :

And, now, the obligatory word from our sponsors: :o)

I hope that this information was helpful for you. Please, allow me get credit for my time and effort in assisting you and press the ACCEPT button for this assist. I will be glad to answer additional questions until you are satisfied. Thank you very much.

Positive Feedback and/or Bonus is welcomed and appreciated.

Are there any other concerns or issues you would like addressed on this topic?

Let me know if there is anything else you would like to discuss pertaining to this issue.


Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 11,671
Experience: Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
Verified
Dr. Rick and 87 other Eye Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 6 years ago
Have a very Happy Holiday Season :o)
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Ask Dr. Rick Your Own Question
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 11,671
11,671 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest

Dr. Rick is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Dan B.

Dr. Dan B.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

3,334 satisfied customers

Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology

Dr. Stan

Dr. Stan

Ophthalmologist

905 satisfied customers

Johns Hopkins Fellowship Trained, Certified and Licensed Medical Physician and Surgeon

Dr. Stevens

Dr. Stevens

Ophthalmologist

629 satisfied customers

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Susan

Dr. Susan

Ophthalmologist

217 satisfied customers

Board Certified & Fellowship trained eye surgeon.

Dr. JP

Dr. JP

Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Surgery

28 satisfied customers

Harvard Medical School, Massachussetts Eye and Ear

Dr-Trace

Dr-Trace

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

26 satisfied customers

Board Certified in General Ophthalmology

Dr. Daniel Jewelewicz

Dr. Daniel Jewelewicz

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

11 satisfied customers

Glaucoma Specialist, Associate Professor FAU, Teaching Faculty Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

< Previous | Next >

Related Eye Questions
Had a crystal lens implant put in my L eye and lasik on my
Had a crystal lens implant put in my L eye and lasik on my right. I had a reading contact in the L eye prior to surgery for mono vision. One month after surgery and the vision in my L eye is not impro… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,671 satisfied customers
It's a long story. I had cataract surgery a week ago
It's a long story. I had cataract surgery a week ago Thursday. My doctor implanted a distance vision only IOL. I went for a one week follow up this past Wednesday. I was able to read 20-40 on the eye … read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,671 satisfied customers
I had a cataract removed in July and 3 weeks later
Hello! I had a cataract removed in July and 3 weeks later determined my retina partially detached. 4 weeks later, in early Sept, it was reattached with a traditional procedure and insertion of an oil … read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,671 satisfied customers
Had cataract surgery today .Gone two medicine and was told
Had cataract surgery today .Gone two medicine and was told they was the same but have two different names.Kerolac thomethamie -----moxifloxicin hcl are they the same and be used the same … read more
Vakul Aren
Vakul Aren
Consultant Physician
Post graduation (Liverpool, U.K.)
3,983 satisfied customers
Had the cataract surgery over 12 months ago in left eye all
had the cataract surgery over 12 months ago in left eye all was fine but all of a sudden half my left eye has no vision mavis… read more
Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav Gupta
MD, CEO
Post-Doctoral Degree
22 satisfied customers
Does a vitrectomy done w a cataract surgery increase the
Does a vitrectomy done w a cataract surgery increase the surgeon's visibility to the retina where he is not able to see otherwise? Thank you… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,671 satisfied customers
I had cataract surgery and had a multifocal lens implanted.
Hello, I had cataract surgery and had a multifocal lens implanted. From the beginning I've seen halos around bright lights at night. But for a few weeks watching TV was great, then credits in bright c… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,671 satisfied customers
Can a Technis ZLB00 lens be defective? I am having double
Can a Technis ZLB00 lens be defective? I am having double vision when looking out the side of my eye to the left. Looking straight on, the vision is almost sharp, but as I turn my head to the right, a… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,671 satisfied customers
I had cataract surgery about two weeks ago. Other eye
I had cataract surgery about two weeks ago. Other eye scheduled oct 26. Dr says all looks good as far as pressure and vision. But have had dry eye ever since, using drops and gel. Also I have bad maxi… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,671 satisfied customers
I had cataract surgery in both eyes a week apart, my most
I had cataract surgery in both eyes a week apart, my most recent surgery 4 days ago. The surgery was successful and I see better and better every day. I got on the computer today to clear emails, pay … read more
Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav Gupta
MD, CEO
Post-Doctoral Degree
22 satisfied customers
Hazy vision in one eye that comes and goes..post cataract
Hazy vision in one eye that comes and goes..post cataract surgery) I had cataract surgery about 3 years ago.....and now I'm having issues with my left eye. I'm not sure if this problem I'm having is c… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,671 satisfied customers
Second opinion] Rick, have my cataract operation three days
Second opinion] Hi Dr. Rick, have my cataract operation three days ago. Part of my complain prior to operation are the cloudy eye sight, blinded by car headlights during night driving and the big oval… read more
Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav Gupta
MD, CEO
Post-Doctoral Degree
22 satisfied customers
Rick, have my cataract operation three days ago. Part of my
Hi Dr. Rick, have my cataract operation three days ago. Part of my complain prior to operation are the cloudy eye sight, blinded by car headlights during night driving and the big oval shaped shade bl… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,671 satisfied customers
I had cataract surgery 6 months ago. There is a shimmer in
I had cataract surgery 6 months ago. There is a shimmer in the left eye to the lower left. At night it appears as a dark spot. it doesn't impair but distracts. Normal? … read more
Dr. Thomas, MD
Dr. Thomas, MD
2,227 satisfied customers
I had cataract and lens replacement surgery last Feb. part
I had cataract and lens replacement surgery last Feb. part of cataract fell inside eye and required a second surgery 2 days later. I now have double vision that becomes clear about 1 in 20 blinks,have… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,678 satisfied customers
I need cataract and HD lens procedures to edone as per eye
I need cataract and HD lens procedures to b edone as per eye doctor recommendation. … read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,671 satisfied customers
I have to have a new lens placed in right eye, and have to
and have to have the left eye lens stitched to prevent falling … read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,671 satisfied customers
I had a cataract on right eye with lens inserted July 2014.
I had a cataract on right eye with lens inserted July 2014. Since then I have been to 4 optomotrist to have eyes checked and can't solve the problem. I read with the glasses they prescribed and after … read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,671 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x