Atlanta, GA Cataract Cost Comparison

Atlanta Cataract Facility & Pricing Introduction

There are 67 healthcare providers who offer Cataract procedures in Atlanta. The cheapest list price of an Cataract in Atlanta is $3,400.00 while the highest price is $15,900.00. There is only 1 type of Cataract provided in Atlanta and the pricing varies by provider. Shop from the providers below and see how much money you can save.

Atlanta Cataract Procedures & Cost Averages

Cataract Eye Surgery Cost Average $3,800.00
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Atlanta Cataract Facilities

Facility City Type Procedures Last Year
Surgery Center at Mt Zion Morrow Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Henry Medical Center Stockbridge Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Northside Hospital - Forsyth Cumming Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Gwinnett Medical Center Lawrenceville Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Emory-adventist Hospital Smyrna Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Advanced Surgery Center of Georgia Canton Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Jasper Memorial Hospital Monticello Critical Access (Rural) Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Northwoods Surgery Center Cumming Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Forsyth Surgical Center Cumming Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Walton Regional Medical Center Monroe Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Sylvan Grove Hospital Jackson Critical Access (Rural) Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Emory Crawford Long Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Piedmont Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Emory Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta Surgery Center at Meridian Mark Plaza Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote

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Facility City Type Procedures Last Year
Northside Hospital - Cherokee Canton Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Akstein Eye Center Ambulatory Surgery Center Riverdale Eye Surgery Center 2500+ Free Quote
Wellstar Cobb Hospital Austell Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Piedmont Mountainside Hospital Jasper Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Newton Medical Center Covington Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Lawrenceville Surgery Center Lawrenceville Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Southern Regional Medical Center Riverdale Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Perimeter Center for Outpatient Surgery Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Northside Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Milton Hall Surgery Center Alpharetta Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
North Fulton Regional Hospital Roswell Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
CPM Sugery Center Austell Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Atlanta Medical Center Atlanta Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Higgins General Hospital Bremen Critical Access (Rural) Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Spalding Regional Medical Center Griffin Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Buckhead Ambulatory Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Clayton Cataract and Laser Surgery Center Morrow Eye Surgery Center 2500+ Free Quote
Gwinnett Center for Outpatient Surgery Snellville Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Cartersville Medical Center Cartersville Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Marietta Surgical Center Marietta Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Roswell Surgery Center Roswell Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Rockdale Medical Center Conyers Acute Care Hospital 501 - 2500 Free Quote
Dekalb Medical Center - Hillandale Campus Lithonia Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Rock Bridge Surgical Institute Roswell Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Thomas Eye Surgery Center Atlanta Eye Surgery Center 2500+ Free Quote
Emory Eastside Medical Center Snellville Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Wellstar Douglas Hospital Douglasville Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Eps Surgical Center Decatur Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Warm Springs Medical Center Warm Springs Critical Access (Rural) Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
South Fulton Medical Center East Point Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Newton Rockdale Ambulatory Surgery Center Covington Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Resurgens Surgical Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Piedmont Fayette Hospital Fayetteville Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Dekalb Medical Center Decatur Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Dennis Surgial Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Piedmont Newnan Hospital Newnan Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Clayton Outpatient Surgical Center Jonesboro Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Northside Dunwoody Outpatient Surgery Center Dunwoody Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
North Crescent Surgery Center Alpharetta Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Laurus Surgical Conyers Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Northlake Surgical Center Tucker Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
The Physicians' North Atlanta Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
East West Surgery Center Austell Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Atlanta Eye International Surgery Center Atlanta Eye Surgery Center 2500+ Free Quote
Georgia Surgical Center On Peachtree Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Perlow Facility Marietta Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital Marietta Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Roderique Surgi-center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Atlanta Outpatient Surgery Center Sandy Springs Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Barrow Regional Medical Center Winder Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote
Specialty Surgery Center Atlanta Ambulatory Surgical Center 2500+ Free Quote
Grady Memorial Hospital Atlanta Acute Care Hospital 0 - 500 Free Quote

Cataract Surgery Introduction

Cataract surgery is one of the most common operations performed on an outpatient basis and one of the safest and most effective. Surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a substitute lens. If cataracts are present in both eyes, they cannot be removed at the same time. Your physician will need to perform surgery on each eye separately. This procedure is usually performed in less than 30 minutes and usually requires only minimal sedation and numbing eye drops, no stitches to close the wound, and no eye patch after surgery. There are no medications, dietary supplements, exercises, or optical devices that have been shown to prevent or cure symptomatic cataracts. Changes in diet and watchful waiting is the most common advice for non-symptomatic cataracts. There are two major types of ECCE: manual expression, in which the lens is removed through an incision made in the cornea or the sclera of the eye; and phacoemulsification, in which the lens is broken into fragments inside the capsule by ultrasound energy and removed by aspiration. The particular method and type of replacement lens will be determined by your physician.

Cataract Surgery Patient Preparation

A brief physical exam will be performed. Inform your physician of any medications you are routinely taking. You will need to have special testing known as keratometry to determine the strength of the IOL needed. Other specific instructions will be provided usually limiting eating or drinking. It is very important to follow these instructions. Arrangements should be made for transportation after the surgery is complete.

What to expect during and after Cataract Surgery

Most cataract surgery takes less than an hour and is done with minimal anesthesia and numbing drops. After the area around the eye has been cleansed with antiseptic, sterile drops are used to cover most of the patient's face. The patient is given either a local anesthetic to numb the tissues around the eye or a topical anesthetic to numb the eye itself. An eyelid holder is used to hold the eye open during the procedure. If the patient is very nervous, the doctor may administer a sedative intravenously. After the anesthetic has taken effect, a very small incision is made, the lens is removed and the IOL is inserted and placed in the correct position. During this time you may notice the sensation of pressure from the various instruments used during the procedure.

After leaving the operating room, you will be brought to a recovery room where your doctor will prescribe several eye drops that you will need to take for a few weeks postoperatively and provide specific care instructions. While you may notice some discomfort, most patients do not experience significant pain following surgery; if you do you experience decreasing vision or significant pain, you should contact your ophthalmologist immediately. In some cases, within months to years after surgery, the thin lens capsule may become cloudy, and you may have the sensation that the cataract is returning because your vision is becoming blurry again. This process is termed posterior capsule opacification, or a "secondary cataract." To restore vision, a laser is used in the office to painlessly create a hole in the cloudy bag. This procedure takes only a few minutes in the office, and vision usually improves rapidly. The lens prescription should be checked after surgery, as it is likely to need adjustment.

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