Baltimore, MD Cataract Cost Comparison

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A Cataract in Baltimore costs $1,598 on average when you take the median of the 84 medical providers who perform Cataract procedures in Baltimore, MD. There are 1 different types of Cataract provided in Baltimore, 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 Baltimore providers below you may be able to save money. Start shopping today and see what you can save!
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Compare Cataract Providers in Baltimore, MD

Facility City Type
Downtown Baltimore Surgery Center Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Baltimore Washington Medical Center Glen Burnie Acute Care Hospital
The Surgical Center of Greater Annapolis Arnold Ambulatory Surgical Center
George T. Grace, M.d. Surgery Center Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (North Charles) Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Carroll County Eye Surgery Center Westminster Eye Surgery Center
University of Maryland Medical Center Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Piney Orchard Surgery Center. Odenton Ambulatory Surgical Center
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (Franklin Square) Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (Glen Burnie) Glen Burnie Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (Sister Pierre) Towson Ambulatory Surgical Center
Annapolis Surgery Center Annapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Sinai Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Lisa Renfro Surgery Center Annapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (Union Memorial Hospital) Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
River Reach Outpatient Surgery Center Severna Park Ambulatory Surgical Center
Union Memorial Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Box Hill Surgery Center Abingdon Ambulatory Surgical Center
Maryland General Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Saint Agnes Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Reisterstown Ambulatory Surgical Center Reisterstown Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgicenter at Pasadena Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
West Annapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center Annapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Baltimore Washington Eye Center Glen Burnie Eye Surgery Center
Maryland Surgeons Center of Columbia Columbia Ambulatory Surgical Center
Upper Chesapeake Medical Center Bel Air Acute Care Hospital
Snowden River Surgery Center Ellicott City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint Joseph Medical Center Towson Acute Care Hospital
Bay Surgery Centers Annapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Harford County Ambulatory Surgery Center Edgewood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Chesapeake Ambulatory Surgery Center Pasadena Ambulatory Surgical Center
Towson Surgical Center Towson Ambulatory Surgical Center
Baltimore-harford Surgical Centers Towson Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Bon Secours Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Slade ASC Owings Mills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Harbor Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Anne Arundel Medical Center Annapolis Acute Care Hospital
York Green Surgery Center Lutherville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Rotunda Ambulatory Surgery Center Reisterstown Ambulatory Surgical Center
South River Ambulatory Surgery Center Edgewater Ambulatory Surgical Center
Harford Memorial Hospital Havre De Grace Acute Care Hospital
Hanover Parkway Surgery Center Woodbine Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lutherville Surgicenter Lutherville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (Pine Heights) Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Laurel Ambulatory Surgical Center Gambrills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Parris-castoro Eye Care Center Bel Air Eye Surgery Center
Lacher Ambulatory Surgical Center Towson Ambulatory Surgical Center
Carroll Footworks Surgery Center Eldersburg Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgicenter of Baltimore Owings Mills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center ( Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Greenspring Surgery Center Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
White Marsh Surgery Center Series Nottingham Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bel Air Ambulatory Surgical Center Forest Hill Ambulatory Surgical Center
Chesapeake Eye Surgery Center Annapolis Eye Surgery Center
Carroll Hospital Center, the Ambulatory Care Center Westminster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Kernan Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Carroll Hospital Center Westminster Acute Care Hospital
Surgcenter of Glen Burnie Glen Burnie Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (Bellona) Towson Ambulatory Surgical Center
Ruxton Surgicenter Towson Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mercy Medical Center Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (The Continence Center) Owings Mills Ambulatory Surgical Center
Good Samaritan Hospital Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Security Ambulatory Surgicenter Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Advance Surgery Center Annapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Riva Road Surgical Center Annapolis Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (Good Samaritan Hospital) Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Summit Ambulatory Surgical Center (Bel Air) Bel Air Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mid Atlantic Surgery Pavilion Aberdeen Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wyman Park ASC Series Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Surgical Specialty Suites Lutherville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Greater Chesapeake Surgery Center Lutherville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Greater Baltimore Medical Center Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Franklin Square Hospital Center Baltimore Acute Care Hospital
Ellicott City Surgery Center Ellicott City Ambulatory Surgical Center
Maryland Surgicenter Hunt Valley Ambulatory Surgical Center
Westminster Surgery Center Westminster Ambulatory Surgical Center
Howard County General Hospital Columbia Acute Care Hospital
Baltimore Ambulatory Center Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Bel Air Ambulatory Surgical Centers Bel Air Ambulatory Surgical Center
Plaza Ambulatory Surgical Center Baltimore Ambulatory Surgical Center
Northwest Hospital Center Randallstown Acute Care Hospital

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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