Eye surgery costs and treatment fees

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

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Insured prices

The cost of our tests and treatments if you have health insurance

Consultation

Starts from $230
  • ($210 for pensioners)
  • This does not include any scans or treatment that may be required
  • Medicare rebate on consultation fee with a current referral from your Optometrist or GP
  • Private health insurance does not contribute to consultations

Standard cataract surgery pricing

  • Direct-billed to your health fund (provided there is top hospital cover with inclusion for cataract surgery – please check with your health fund)
  • This includes follow-up for 6 weeks

Notes: There may be an excess to pay attached to your health insurance.

Lifestyle cataract surgery pricing

  • Direct-billed to your health fund (provided there is top hospital cover with inclusion for cataract surgery – please check with your health fund)
  • This includes follow-up for 6 weeks

Notes: There may be an excess to pay attached to your health insurance.

Laser cataract surgery pricing

  • Cost $2500 per eye
  • Out of pocket $1300 to $1700 depending on fund
  • This excludes anaesthetist’s fee
  • This includes all follow-up for 6 months

Notes: There may also be an excess to pay attached to your health insurance.

In-room glaucoma treatments pricing

  • Cost starts from $650 for SLT ($550 for pensioners)
  • Yag PI is $560 ($460 for pensioners)
  • Follow-up appointments are charged
  • Treatment plans are individualised to meet patients
  • Private health insurance does not contribute to in-room treatments

Notes: Medicare rebate is $395.40 for SLT & $309.75 for Yag PI

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 $45 (for the pre-injection scan)
  • This includes follow-up for 5 days
  • This is pending your health fund coverage (given that AHSA funds no longer cover theatre injections)

Notes: There may be an excess to pay attached to your health insurance.

Dry eye treatment pricing

  • Cost starts from $150 for a single treatment
  • $500 for a course of four treatments

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Uninsured prices

The cost of our tests and treatments if you don’t have health insurance

Consultation

Starts from $230
  • ($210 for pensioners)
  • This does not include any scans or treatment that may be required
  • Medicare rebate on consultation fee with a current referral from your Optometrist or GP

Standard cataract surgery pricing

  • $2950 (pensioner $2550)
  • Out of pocket is from $2362 (pensioner $4962)
  • Excludes anaesthetist
  • This includes follow-up for 6 weeks

Lifestyle cataract surgery pricing

  • Direct-billed to your health fund (provided there is top hospital cover with inclusion for cataract surgery – please check with your health fund)
  • This includes follow-up for 6 weeks

Notes: There may be an excess to pay attached to your health insurance.

Laser cataract surgery pricing

  • Cost $5550 per eye
  • Out of picket $4962
  • This includes all follow-up for 6 months

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

In-room glaucoma treatments pricing

  • Cost starts from $650 ($550 for pensioners) for SLT
  • $560 ($460 for pensioners) for Yag PI
  • Follow up appointments are charged

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 $575
  • This includes follow-up for 5 days

We’ve helped thousands of Queenlanders rejuvenate their eyes

“Very friendly and professional staff. Dr Russell is extremely informative and has a really positive presence. The doctor and all of the staff ensured all my questions were answered fully. I left the surgery feeling as if I’d been really well cared for.”

Suzanne Cooper

“The staff are all friendly and helpful.”

Alana Jenkins

“Dr Russell and the entire team should be commended for their genuine care and personal attention. They made every possible effort to explain and clarify the treatment required and made sure I was comfortable through the consultation treatment.”

Xerxes Meher

“Dr Russell is my hubby’s specialist for years. We love him. Such a kind person and always spends time to explain everything.”

Zita Farczadi Kershaw

“Many thanks for your care and skill and a big thanks to all your staff for their friendly care and professionalism shown each time I have visited.”

Henry Ellison

“My wife came to see Dr Russell today and we wanted to say thank you to all the staff for the kind and professional service. We are also extremely grateful for Dr Russell’s generosity when it came to us paying for the consultation. We wanted to reach out and say thank you so much!”

Troy and Liana Todd

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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.

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Dr. Matthew Russell, MBChB, FRANZCO

Brisbane Eye Surgeon

I am a specialist ophthalmic micro surgeon, 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 the most precise results that help patients regain their confidence and youthful energy. 

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Dr Judy Ku, MBChB, FRANZCO

Specialist ophthalmic surgeon

I am a specialist in glaucoma, cornea & external diseases and cataract surgery. I am passionate about assisting my patients to achieve their full visual potential. I feel extremely privileged to have the opportunity to restore sight and to improve people’s quality of life.

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