How much is cataract surgery without insurance?

Hi, this is Dr Matthew Russell from OKKO Eye Specialist Centre. In this blog post, I’m going to explain how much cataract surgery is without insurance.

Hi, this is Dr Matthew Russell from OKKO Eye Specialist Centre. In this blog post, I’m going to explain how much cataract surgery is without insurance.

Prices for cataract surgery vary based on the hospital, insurance cover, surgeon, lenses and individual circumstances.

If you don’t have insurance, you can choose to have your cataract surgery at a public or private hospital.

While cataract surgery can be bulk billed, public hospitals have much longer waiting periods than private hospitals. The average waiting time for cataract surgery at a public hospital is 6 to 18 months.

If you are uninsured and choose to have your cataract procedure at a private hospital, Medicare will generally cover only a portion of the surgeon’s fee and anaesthetist’s fee.

The fees involved with cataract surgery at a private hospital typically include:

  • A theatre or operating room fee
  • The surgeon’s fee
  • The anaesthetist’s
  • The lenses’ cost

At OKKO, we can offer you standard cataract surgery at a low affordable price of $2950, and for pensioners, $2550. This excludes anaesthetist fees but includes follow-up for six weeks.

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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