Determining the Cost of Cataract Surgery

If cataract disease is beginning to affect your everyday life, surgery offers the only effective cure. The cost of cataract surgery is affected by several factors. Fortunately, Dr. Thomas Byrd in Downriver Detroit, MI, has decades of experience performing these procedures and offers several different options to help make cataract surgery affordable.

Depending on your unique goals and financial needs, Dr. Byrd can utilize traditional or laser techniques to incise your cornea and remove your damaged lens. In addition, we offer a full suite of intraocular lenses (IOLs) to restore your eyesight. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Byrd, reach out to our practice today.

Standard Surgery with a Monofocal IOL

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After performing  a traditional cataract surgery, Dr. Thomas Byrd will replace your damaged crystalline lens with a monofocal IOL, which will allow you to focus at a single distance. The cost of this standard procedure is typically covered by insurance (subject to your copays and deductibles), making it our most affordable option.

Laser Surgery with a Monofocal IOL — $995

Upgrading to laser cataract surgery has a cost of $995 per eye, and this includes the placement of a standard monofocal IOL. During this procedure, Dr. Byrd can also use advanced surgical techniques to correct astigmatism with the laser as well as treating cataracts.

Upgrading to a Premium IOL

Patients undergoing laser cataract surgery with Dr. Byrd have the option to select a premium multifocal or toric IOL for an additional cost on top of the $995 laser surgery fee. Unlike monofocal IOLs, multifocal types allow patients to see at a range of distances while toric IOLs are designed for those with higher amounts of astigmatism. We currently offer four different premium IOLs:

  • Alcon AcrySof® toric IOL — $350
  • AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® multifocal IOL — $1,205
  • Bausch + Lomb Crystalens® accommodating multifocal IOL — $1,260
  • Bausch + Lomb TRULIGN advanced toric IOL — $1,305

These prices are for a single eye. Dr. Byrd can explain the unique features of each type of premium IOL during a personal consultation.

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Additional Cost Factors

In addition to the IOL you select, there are several other aspects of cataract surgery that can influence the total cost of treatment, including:

  • Surgeon Fees: As a highly experienced ophthalmologist who has performed more than 15,000 cataract surgeries to date, Dr. Byrd is able to provide very competitive fees so that patients can afford this life-changing treatment.
  • Diagnostic Testing: Unlike some practices, we include advanced diagnostic screening of corneal shape and topography — as well as retinal OCT (optical coherence tomography) imaging — in the price of cataract surgery. 
  • The Type of Surgery Performed: Traditional cataract surgery, which is performed with a keratome blade, is more affordable than surgery performed with a laser.

In addition to accepting most major insurance plans, we also offer financing through CareCredit℠.

Schedule a Cost Consultation

Undergoing cataract surgery is an investment in your vision and quality of life, allowing you to experience a range of benefits during every waking moment. To learn more about the costs of cataract surgery, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Byrd today.

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