Specialty surgeon complete packaged procedure for glaucoma treatment in both eyes.
Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the optic nerve is damaged in a characteristic pattern. This can permanently damage vision in the affected eye(s) and lead to blindness if left untreated. It is normally associated with increased fluid pressure in the eye.
The term ocular hypertension is used for people with consistently raised intraocular pressure (IOP) without any associated optic nerve damage. The term normal-tension or low tension glaucoma is used for those with optic nerve damage and associated visual field loss but normal or low IOP.
Glaucoma treatment cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, related medical procedures, and drugs required to administer the plan of care.
Not included are diagnostic studies, consultations with additional specialists, and cost of complication management; travel, food, and lodging.