How Do I Pay for Cataract Surgery?

Surgery to remove cataracts is covered by Medicare. Medicare only pays expenses directly related to the cataracts. If you had a non Medicare-covered condition before developing cataracts, you may be able to treat that during the same surgery, but Medicare will only cover the costs associated with cataracts. Medicare will ask the surgeon to bill you separately for the parts not related to the cataracts. For items related to premium lens implants additional costs may arise. Your cataract surgeon will provide a payment plan and assist you with the Medicare part and the non-covered part to make this as easy as possible.