Cataract Surgery | Types, Complications, Recovery, Costs & More

Costs of the operation

The actual cost of cataract surgery for people without health insurance varies according to different factors, including the kind of intraocular lens (IOL), the type of the operation, and the surgeon’s experience. The average out-of-pocket expense for cataract surgery is $3,000 to $5,000 per eye. Monofocal IOLs are a bit inexpensive lenses, although toric and multifocal IOLs are more costly. Whereas, for those who have health insurance, most health insurance companies cover up to 80% of the costs of the procedure. The costs of YAG laser capsulotomy fluctuate in a range of 300 dollars in the US according to the state in which the procedure is performed. the average cost of laser capsulotomy is 1100 US dollars.