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cost of cataract surgery


Bruce H.

My health insurance covered all but a $500 deductible. I did see the bill, and without my Medicare, it would have cost nearly $4,000 per eye. When my wife had her cataract surgery, the cost before insurance was $4,800 each. ...Read More

DIfference between ophthalmologist and retina specialist?



a retina specialist can actually pronounce their profession.

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what is treatment for superior oblique palsy?


Oscar M.

Superior oblique palsy is also known as fourth nerve palsy. It's a condition where one of the four nerves that control an action of the eye is damaged. It usually occurs in one eye and can impact both adults and children leaving them with double vision and a resulting head tilt to try and correct it. Treatment depends on the cause but often involves specialized glasses or eye muscle surgery if the condition doesn't resolve itself. ...Read More

What is ophthalmology?


Melanie C.

It's a medical specialty concentrating on all aspects of eyes and vision. My husband's an ophthalmologist, and he can prescribe glasses, but mostly looks at more complex eye issues. He also performs eye surgery for things like glaucoma and cataracts....Read More
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What is the difference between an ophthalmologist, optometrist, and optician?


Mickey C.

Ophthalmologists and optometrists are the experts you're likely to see if you're having vision problems or need prescription lenses. They can diagnose and treat your eye problems, but only the ophthalmologist can perform eye surgery on you. Opticians are the technicians that you should see for design and fitting of your glasses or contact lenses....Read More
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