How much does glaucoma treatment cost?

How much does glaucoma treatment cost? This is variable and will depend on the type of glaucoma you have, and what treatment modality that the doctor thinks is best for you. If you were to use drops, you need them indefinitely, and this will depend on the type of drop you’re using, what your insurance would cover, and what the co-pay would be, so it’s quite variable. Some patients can be on as many as four or even five drops which could make things rather expensive for them.

With regards to laser surgery, there is a co-pay which is the fee that you pay the office and then the portion which your insurance would pay. Patients with insurance usually have coverage for a large portion of the cost for the surgery. The office fee would range between $100 and $300 depending on which type of procedure that you undergo. Similarly, if you were to undergo major surgery in the hospital, your insurance would cover a large portion of it, and there would be a very small of its co-pay.


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Leonard Teye-Botchway
Consultant Ophthalmic Physician and Surgeon |MBChB, FRCS(G), MBA, FWACS, FGCS, DCEH (Lond), Postgraduate Diploma in Cataracts and Refractive Surgery

I am Leonard Teye-Botchway and I am the Medical Director and Consultant Ophthalmologist at Bermuda International Institute of Ophthalmology in Bermuda. The joy and elation I get from seeing patients who are very happy they can see after surgery is almost unimaginable. This is what really drives me to carry on being an ophthalmologist.

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