Houston, TX Cataract Cost Comparison

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A Cataract in Houston costs $1,458 on average when you take the median of the 112 medical providers who perform Cataract procedures in Houston, TX. There are 1 different types of Cataract provided in Houston, listed below, and the price for each differs based upon your insurance type. As a healthcare consumer you should understand that prices of medical procedures vary and if you shop from the Houston providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Cataract Eye Surgery Cost Average $900 - $2,475 Free Quote

Compare Cataract Providers in Houston, TX

Facility City Type
Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Katy Acute Care Hospital
The Methodist Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Tops Surgical Specialty Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
The Palladium for Surgery Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Foundation Surgery Center of Dickinson Dickinson Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cy Fair Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bayside Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Town and Country Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Foundation West Houston Surgical Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Gramercy Outpatient Surgery Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Christus Saint John Hospital Nassau Bay Acute Care Hospital
Heights Surgey Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bellville General Hospital Bellville Acute Care Hospital
Renaissance Surgical Center Humble Ambulatory Surgical Center
Baylor College of Medicine Ambulatory Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Physician Surgicenter of Houston Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Houston Endoscopy and Surgery Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Winnie Community Hospital Winnie Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Fannin Day Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mid Town Surgical Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Acps-the Surgicentre Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Park Plaza Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Ben Taub General Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Sterling Ridge Surgery Center The Woodlands Ambulatory Surgical Center
Fannin Surgicare Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Houston Physicians Hospital Webster Acute Care Hospital
Doctors Outpatient Surgicenter Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bayshore Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
First Street Surgical Center Bellaire Ambulatory Surgical Center
Riverside General Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Athletic Orthopedic and Knee Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
San Jacinto Methodist Hospital Baytown Acute Care Hospital
Nw Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Hermann Surgery Center, Pearland Pearland Ambulatory Surgical Center
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Houston Acute Care Hospital
Mainland Spine Center Dickinson Ambulatory Surgical Center
Spring Creek Surgery Center Tomball Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Hermann the Woodlands Hospital The Woodlands Acute Care Hospital
Spring Surgical Center Spring Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cleveland Regional Medical Center Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
Nassau Bay Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bayshore Medical Center Pasadena Acute Care Hospital
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Town Park Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brae Valley ASC Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Katy Katy Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Hermann Hospital - Texas Medical Center Houston Acute Care Hospital
Medical Complex Surgery Center Tomball Ambulatory Surgical Center
East Houston Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Medsource Missouri City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mainland Medical Center Texas City Acute Care Hospital
Methodist Sugar Land Hospital Sugar Land Acute Care Hospital
Spring Branch Medical Center Houston Acute Care Hospital
First Surgical Woodlands Conroe Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pearland Premier Surgery Center Pearland Ambulatory Surgical Center
United Surgery Center-SE Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bayside Community Hospital Anahuac Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Surgicenter for Advanced Surgery Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Conroe Surgery Center 2 Conroe Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kirby Surgical Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Meah ASC Management Lake Jackson Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kelsey-seybold ASC Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sweeny Community Hospital Sweeny Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Ferndale Surgical Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northwest Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Sugar Land Sugar Land Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Houston Surgicare Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Yeung Institute Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mann Catara CT Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Oakbend Medical Center Richmond Acute Care Hospital
Saint Joseph Medical Center Houston Acute Care Hospital
Memorial Hermann Surgery Center the Woodlands The Woodlands Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Ambulatory Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Houston Medical Center Houston Acute Care Hospital
Liberty-dayton Community Hospital Liberty Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Katy St. Catherine Surgery Center Katy Ambulatory Surgical Center
River Oaks Campus - ASC Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Doctors' Surgical Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Surgery Center of the Woodlands The Woodlands Ambulatory Surgical Center
Angleton Danbury Medical Center Angleton Acute Care Hospital
Keystone Outpatient Services The Woodlands Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hospital for Specialized Surgery Houston Acute Care Hospital
Brazosport Eye Institute Lake Jackson Eye Surgery Center
Memorial Hermann Surgery Center Northwest Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Christus Saint Catherine Hospital Katy Acute Care Hospital
Piney Point Surgical Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kingwood Specialty Hospital Kingwood Acute Care Hospital
Saint Luke's Episcopal Hospital Houston Acute Care Hospital
Brazoria County Surgery Center Angleton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Caplan Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
The University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston Acute Care Hospital
Crystal Outpatient Surgery Center Lake Jackson Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brazosport Regional Health System Lake Jackson Acute Care Hospital
Tomball Regional Medical Center Tomball Acute Care Hospital
Houston Northwest Medical Center Houston Acute Care Hospital
Chimney Rock Surgical Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sugar Land Surgery Center Sugar Land Ambulatory Surgical Center
AAI - Advanced In Healthcare Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bay Area Surgicare Center Webster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Houston Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cypresswood Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kingsland Surgery Center Katy Ambulatory Surgical Center
Medcenter Ambulatory Surgery Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Foundation Surgical Hospital Bellaire Acute Care Hospital
St Michaels Center for Special Surgery Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
First Surgical Memorial Village Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Eastside Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sweewater Surgery Center Sugar Land Ambulatory Surgical Center
Willowbrook Ambulatory Surgery Center Houston Ambulatory Surgical Center

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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