Cleveland, OH Cataract Cost Comparison

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A Cataract in Cleveland costs $1,618 on average when you take the median of the 46 medical providers who perform Cataract procedures in Cleveland, OH. There are 1 different types of Cataract provided in Cleveland, 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 Cleveland 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 $1,000 - $2,775 Free Quote

Compare Cataract Providers in Cleveland, OH

Facility City Type
Lutheran Hospital Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
Northeast Ohio Surgery Center Orange Village Ambulatory Surgical Center
EMH Regional Medical Center Elyria Acute Care Hospital
Fairview Hospital Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center Richmond Heights Acute Care Hospital
Parma Community General Hospital Parma Acute Care Hospital
Cleveland Surgical Suites Richmond Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
Mentor Surgery Center Mentor Ambulatory Surgical Center
Premium Surgery Center Elyria Ambulatory Surgical Center
Saint John West Shore Hospital Westlake Acute Care Hospital
Parma Ambulatory Surgery Center Parma Ambulatory Surgical Center
Wadsworth-rittman Hospital Wadsworth Acute Care Hospital
South Pointe Hospital Warrensville Heights Acute Care Hospital
Willoughby Surgery Center Willoughby Ambulatory Surgical Center
Euclid Hospital Euclid Acute Care Hospital
Marymount Hospital Garfield Heights Acute Care Hospital
Hillcrest Hospital Mayfield Heights Acute Care Hospital
Community Health Partners Regional Medical Center Lorain Acute Care Hospital
The Surgery Center Cleveland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lakewood Hospital Lakewood Acute Care Hospital
Ambulatory Surgery Center of Northern Ohio Lyndhurst Ambulatory Surgical Center
Allen Medical Center Oberlin Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
Shaker Heights Surgical Center Shaker Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
Cleveland Eye and Laser Surgery Center Fairview Park Eye Surgery Center
Lodi Community Hospital Lodi Critical Access (Rural) Hospital
The Surgery Center Pearl Cleveland Ambulatory Surgical Center
Uhhs Mentor Surgery Center Mentor Ambulatory Surgical Center
University Hospitals Bedford Medical Center Bedford Acute Care Hospital
Rockside Road Surgery Center Independence Ambulatory Surgical Center
North Coast Surgery Center Elyria Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Cleveland Clinic Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
Southwest General Health Center Middleburg Heights Acute Care Hospital
Chagrin Surgery Center Beachwood Ambulatory Surgical Center
Big Creek Surgery Center Middleburg Heights Ambulatory Surgical Center
University Hospitals Geauga Regional Hospital Chardon Acute Care Hospital
University Hospitals Case Medical Center Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
Metrohealth Medical Center Cleveland Acute Care Hospital
Medina General Hospital Medina Acute Care Hospital
Lorain Surgery Center Lorain Ambulatory Surgical Center
Uhhs Zeeba Surgery Center Lyndhurst Ambulatory Surgical Center
Brecksville Surgery Center Brecksville Ambulatory Surgical Center
Uhhs Westlake Surgery Center Westlake Ambulatory Surgical Center
The Lu-jean Feng Clinic Pepper Pike Ambulatory Surgical Center
Lakeeast Hospital Painesville Acute Care Hospital
University Suburban Health Center South Euclid Medical Center
Saint Vincent Charity Hospital Cleveland 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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