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fair amount to have cataract surgery on both

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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: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.

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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.

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Does this make sense to you?

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
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