Eye surgery costs and treatment fees

Transparent pricing to help you get the best treatment for your needs

Insured prices

Eye surgery costs if you have health insurance

Standard cataract eye surgery costs

  • Directly billed provided you have adequate cover with your health fund.
  • This excludes any hospital excess, the anaesthetist and post operative medication fees.
  • This includes follow-up for 90 days.

Lifestyle cataract surgery pricing

  • $500 gap payment per eye provided you have adequate cover with your health fund.
  • This excludes any hospital excess, the anaesthetist and post operative medication fees.
  • This includes follow-up for 90 days.

Laser cataract surgery pricing

  • $2500 per eye
  • This excludes any hospital excess, the anaesthetist and post operative medication fees.
  • This includes follow-up for 90 days.

Keratoconus treatment pricing

  • Cost starts from $2000 per eye
  • This includes follow-up for 4 weeks

Notes: Medicare rebate is $1136 per eye.

Age-related macular degeneration treatment pricing

  • Cost starts from $50 (for the pre-injection scan).
  • Pending your health fund cover, you may be able to have your injections in theatre with the fees directly billed to your health fund (Please note, AHSA funds no longer cover theatre injections).
  • This includes follow-up for 5 days.

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Uninsured prices

Eye surgery costs if you don’t have health insurance

Standard cataract surgery costs

  • $3400 – $3900 per eye (pension)
  • $4100 – $4600 per eye (private)
  • This is inclusive of the doctor’s fee, the anaesthetist, the day surgery fees and the post operative medication
  • This includes follow up for 90 days.

Lifestyle cataract surgery costs

  • $4400 – $4900 per eye (pension)
  • $5000 – $5500 per eye (private)
  • This is inclusive of the doctor’s fee, the anaesthetist, the day surgery fees and the post operative medication.
  • This includes follow up for 90 days.

Laser cataract surgery costs

  • $6610 per eye (pension + private)
  • This is inclusive of the doctor’s fee, the anaesthetist, the day surgery fees and the post operative medication
  • This includes follow up for 90 days.

Notes: Please note this does not include the anaesthetist’s fee.

In-room glaucoma treatments pricing

  • Cost ranges from $650 – $800 for all in-room Glaucoma treatment
  • Follow-up appointments are charged
  • Treatment plans are individualised to meet patients’ needs
  • Private health insurance does not contribute to in-room treatments

Keratoconus treatment pricing

  • Cost starts from $2000
  • This includes follow-up for 4 weeks

Notes: Medicare rebate is $1136 per eye.

Age-related macular degeneration treatment pricing

  • Cost starts from $650 per eye
  • This includes follow up for 5 days.

Useful information about financing

If you have registered your details with Medicare, we will submit your claim, and you will usually receive your rebate within one to two working days.

  • You will need to have hospital cover to claim for your surgery. Please note your surgery or treatment is not covered by extra cover.
  • For cataract surgery, you will generally require a “Gold” level of hospital cover. 
  • For all other eye surgery, “Bronze” cover or higher will mean you are covered for your treatment.

Insurers

We’ve got you covered, OKKO is pleased to work with all the insurers below:
  • Australian Unity

  • ACA

  • CBHS

  • CBHS Corporate

  • CDH

  • CUA Health

  • Doctors’ Health

  • Emergency Services

  • GMHBA

  • GU Health Corporate

  • HBF

  • HCI

  • Health Partners

  • Health.com.au

  • HIF

  • Latrobe

  • MDHF

  • MO Health

  • Navy Health

  • Nurses and Midwives

  • Onemedifund

  • Peoplecare

  • Phoenix

  • Police

  • QCH

  • Reserve Bank

  • RT Health Fund

  • St Lukes

  • Teachers Health

  • Teachers Health

  • Westfund

Insurers

We’ve got you covered! We are registered with all the major insurers in Australia.

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Our Brisbane eye specialists

We are dedicated to providing you with the best possible eye health and vision outcomes

Dr Nick Toalster, MBChB, FRANZCO

Specialist ophthalmic surgeon

I am an ophthalmologist with advanced training in cataract, corneal and glaucoma microsurgeries. As both an optometrist and an ophthalmologist, I am particularly well placed to lead the emerging field of eye disease management.

Dr. Matthew Russell, MBChB, FRANZCO

Brisbane Eye Surgeon

I am a specialist ophthalmic microsurgeon, internationally trained retinal surgeon, medical retinal diseases specialist, and cataract surgeon. With a career that spans over 15 years, I have mastered the ability to achieve precise results with the aim of helping patients regain their confidence and youthful energy.

Dr Eve Hsing

Dr Eve Hsing,
MBChB, FRANZCO

Specialist ophthalmic surgeon

I am a specialist in medical retinal conditions including macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and vascular occlusion, as well as general eye conditions such as cataracts and pterygium surgery. I take pride in taking the time to ensure my patients completely understand their eye condition(s) and treatment options.

Dr Delia Wang

Dr Delia Wang,
MBChB, PGDipOphthBS, FRANZCO

Specialist ophthalmic surgeon

I am a specialist in oculoplastics, ophthalmic cataract microsurgery, and medical retina. I am passionate about providing personalised, top-tier care and offer treatments for a range of ophthalmic conditions. I am fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese and committed to making healthcare accessible to a diverse patient base.