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Where can you find information on the average cost of cataract surgery?

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AllAboutVision.com provides detailed information on the average costs of cataract surgery, based on 2014 fees. The average cash price for cataract surgery with implantation of a monofocal lens was $3,432 in 2014. This price rose to $4,591 for the same surgery with implantation of a presbyopia-correcting lens.

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Factors that affect the cost of cataract surgery include the type of procedure, the type of lens implanted and the region of the country in which the procedure takes place. Premium lenses, such as those that correct presbyopia, or farsightedness, and astigmatism, cost more than monofocal lenses. Medicare and private insurance companies typically don't consider premium lenses to be medically necessary, so patients who want those lenses must pay more out of pocket even if their insurance covers the cost of the surgical procedure itself.

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