It depends on the type of injection that’s used. The main injection that’s used is called Avastin, and there are also other injections called Eylea and Lucentis which are used. Eylea and Lucentis are much more expensive. Generally speaking, the price would range from, say, about $500 to about $3,000 per injection, depending on where the injection is given and which injection is used.
The cost of a premium lens would cost between about $500 and $2,500, depending on the type of lens that is chosen. In addition to fees pertaining to the lens, there are fees that pertain to the actual assessment. In the leadup to the surgery, patients would undergo counselling and several tests, which would incur an office fee which usually ranges from between about $100 to $500. Some patients opt for a premium lens but are unable to pay for the cost of a lens up front, and we have a protocol for assisting patients who have difficulty with paying for the fees up front.
There are two main forms of diabetic retinopathy treatment, which include injections or laser. The injections include steroid injections or drugs like Avastin. The laser treatment involves either focal and grid photocoagulation or pan retinal photocoagulation.