How much does laser cataract surgery cost?

Matthew Russell provides an overview of laser cataract surgery costs 

The cost of laser cataract surgery in Australia is dependent on your location and your level of health cover.

The good news is, Medicare coverage and payment for cataract surgery are the same irrespective of whether we perform the surgery using conventional surgical techniques or a bladeless laser approach. Under either method, Medicare will cover and pay for the cataract removal and insertion of a conventional intraocular lens.

For premium lenses that provide a greater range of vision, you will incur further expenses. We call these out-of-pocket expenses.

At OKKO, out-of-pocket expenses are between $1300 and $1700, depending on your health fund. The price excludes the anaesthetist’s fee but includes follow-up for six months.

If you’d like to know more about the cost of laser cataract surgery in Brisbane, give us a call. If you’d like to see if we can help you, book a consultation.

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A specialist ophthalmic micro surgeon, internationally trained retinal surgeon, medical retinal diseases specialist and cataract surgeon

Dr Matthew Russell, MBChB, FRANZCO

Brisbane Eye Surgeon

With a career that spans over 15 years, I have mastered the ability to achieve results that help patients regain their confidence and youthful energy.

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