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MY mother is 81 and has bad cataracts. I live on Long Island in NY. She had been told for years she needed surgery but put it off because she could still see well enough until now. I took her to a local Doctor who was recommended. I figured he would just examine her and we would set up the surgery. Well I was unaware of all the choices she would have to make. The Doctor was only pushing laser cataract surgery which costs 1600- per eye.
I was made to feel laser is the only way to go. Is traditional cataract surgery not good anymore? Then the office wanted me to come in for a pre cataract appointment to discuss the options. I was told the measurements taken at this appointment would cost 300- per eye but if I chose to do the laser they would waive that fee. I never heard of all these charges before. What is the cost out of pocket for traditional cataract surgery? Am I supposed to pay for measurements prior to surgery? Is there anyone who lives in Nassau County, LI that can recommend a Doctor? As I said I am so confused. I just want the best care for my Mother.
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