Specialty Surgeon Complete Packaged Procedure for a Cataract Surgery. Cataract surgery consists of the extraction of the opaque crystalline and the insertion of an intraocular lens in its place.
First, an incision is made on the cornea through which the crystalline is extracted and then an intraocular lens is placed in its position. The incision is usually sutured even though on some occasions it is not necessary.
The actual technique is the ultrasonic emulsification of the crystalline that allows an incision of about 3 mm to be performed and the insertion of a pliable lens. However, not all of the cases are possible to perform this technique and alternative procedures must be used such as the extracapsular extraction of the crystalline, which is a method as effective but with a slower recovery. The purpose of the operation is to restore the patient’s vision.
This treatment package for a Cataract Surgery cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, cost of drugs, and any related medical procedures required to administer the plan of care. Not included are other diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists, and cost of complication management; travel, food, and lodging.