Tampa, FL Cataract Cost Comparison

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A Cataract in Tampa costs $1,445 on average when you take the median of the 61 medical providers who perform Cataract procedures in Tampa, FL. There are 1 different types of Cataract provided in Tampa, 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 Tampa 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 Tampa, FL

Facility City Type
Brandon Ambulatory Surgery Center Brandon Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tampa Outpatient Surgical Facility Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Seascape Surgery Center Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Trinity Surgery Center Trinity Ambulatory Surgical Center
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Zephyrhills Acute Care Hospital
All Children's Surgikid of Florida Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tampa General Hospital Tampa Acute Care Hospital
Armenia Surgery Center Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tampa Bay Specialty Surgery Center Pinellas Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Pinellas Surgery Center Dundein Ambulatory Surgical Center
St Joseph's Same Day Surgery Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Suncoast Outpatient Surgery Center Spring Hill Ambulatory Surgical Center
St Petersburg Surgery Center St Petersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
St Anthonys Physicians Surgery Center St Petersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Countryside Surgery Center Clearwater Ambulatory Surgical Center
Usf Health Endoscopy and Surgery Center Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Town and Country Hospital Tampa Acute Care Hospital
Florida Endoscopy and Surgery Center Brooksville Ambulatory Surgical Center
South Florida Baptist Hospital Plant City Acute Care Hospital
St Lukes Surgical Center Tarpon Springs Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bardmoor Surgery Largo Ambulatory Surgical Center
Florida Medical Clinic Ambulatory Surgery Center Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Hernando Endoscopy and Surgery Center Brooksville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ambulatory Surgery Center - Tampa Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Florida Medical Clinic Special Procedures Center Zephyrhills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Center for Special Surgery St Petersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sun Coast Hospital Largo Acute Care Hospital
Largo Ambulatory Surgery Center Largo Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pediatric Surgery Centers Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brandon Surgery Center Brandon Ambulatory Surgical Center
Suncoast Medical Clinic St Petersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Updegraff Vision Laser and Surgery Center St Petersburg Eye Surgery Center
Belleair Surgery Center Clearwater Ambulatory Surgical Center
Florida Specialty Surgery Center St Petersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bay Area Physicians Surgery Center Riverview Ambulatory Surgical Center
Journey Lite of West Florida Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Petersburg General Hospital Saint Petersburg Acute Care Hospital
Same Day Surgery Centers of Florida Zephyrhills Ambulatory Surgical Center
New Port Richey Surgery Center New Port Richey Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Bay Surgery Center Largo Ambulatory Surgical Center
Meadow Lane Surgery Center New Port Richey Ambulatory Surgical Center
Suncoast Specialty Surgery Center, New Port Richey Ambulatory Surgical Center
Seven Springs Surgery Center New Port Richey Ambulatory Surgical Center
Holiday Surgery Center Holiday Ambulatory Surgical Center
Center for Specialized Surgery Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Pasadena Surgery Center St Petersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Suncoast Eye Center Hudson Eye Surgery Center
St Michaels Surgery Center Largo Ambulatory Surgical Center
Florida Hospital Tampa Acute Care Hospital
Brandon Outpatient Surgery Center Brandon Ambulatory Surgical Center
Tampa Eye and Specialty Surgery Center Tampa Eye Surgery Center
Pasco Surgery Center Zephyrhills Eye Surgery Center
Pediatric Surgery Center -odessa Odessa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Morton Plant Hospital Clearwater Acute Care Hospital
South Tampa Surgery Center Tampa Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mease Dunedin Hospital Dunedin Acute Care Hospital
New Tampa Surgery Center Wesley Chapel Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bayonet Point Surgery and Endoscopy Center Hudson Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bayfront Same Day Surgery Center. St Petersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mariner Surgery Center Spring Hill Ambulatory Surgical Center
Park Medical Surgery Center St Petersburg 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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