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Old 08-09-2019, 11:08 PM
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I know someone had a thread on here about this before, but I cannot find it. Just found out I have one eye almost completely blocked, which is my shooting eye, and the other is half way there. Just curious from those who have had this done, what the costs were. I have been out of work fo the past 10 months, and have had to hold off on looking for work the past 4 months due to my eye sight not the best. I just thought I needed glasses, and had to sell my last few custom rifles to get the money for all of that, and now I need cataract surgery in both eyes.

Ifg any of my words are misspelled, its because things are a bit blurry, and scannot see everything I miss.
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It depends a lot on where you are in Ohio and where you end up going for the surgery. If you are in the Columbus area, the following could give you some useful information:

https://www.newchoicehealth.com/plac...ct-eye-surgery

The prices they list there are appreciably lower than the generally estimated cost of $3,600/eye to $6,000/eye as 2018 prices across the US. Hope you can find prices closer to the lower end. It is pretty much essential for you to have the surgery done; it will dramatically improve your vision.
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Old 08-10-2019, 03:16 AM
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It depends a lot on where you are in Ohio and where you end up going for the surgery. If you are in the Columbus area, the following could give you some useful information:

https://www.newchoicehealth.com/plac...ct-eye-surgery

The prices they list there are appreciably lower than the generally estimated cost of $3,600/eye to $6,000/eye as 2018 prices across the US. Hope you can find prices closer to the lower end. It is pretty much essential for you to have the surgery done; it will dramatically improve your vision.
My left eye has none it it right now... just bright and like I am looking through a 10' thick cobweb. My right eye is already half way there. Not sure what I am going to do if it costs that much. No work for 10 months and no way to pay. Maybe have to look into some sort of welfare medical help to get it paid for. I have nothing right now. I need it done, but hard to pay for something without a job, and I can't get a job until I can see again. The costs is way more than I thought it would be.
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Old 08-10-2019, 03:17 AM
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Thank you for the links. I have yet to view them, but I will get to it later today. Been up all night. I really appreciate it.
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There should be some sort of Adult Services agency in your area Gizzy, United Way can likely direct you to them, good luck and I'll be praying you find a solution.
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I would look into state Medicaid. It sounds like you should qualify.
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:44 AM
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Most sorry to hear of your plight.

I'd not overlook possibly also setting up a go fun' me account, as there are folks who will make a direct contribution to a cause or individual they identify with in pref. to making donations to some larger charitable organization(s) w/high or questionable administrative costs.

Should you do so, let us know, please.

Pray you find a solution forthcoming shortly.

Stay after it and you likely will.
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:49 AM
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sorry to hear that, but the good things that they can fix it now.

As far as the costs weren't you offered Cobra? Or buy it yourself?

I was still employeed and had healthcare, so it only cost me 20 bucks.

hope it works out for you.
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Have just been through cataract surgery on both eyes. There was a two week interim between the two surgeries. Still going to post-op examinations and still using eye drops three times a day which is very important. I elected to have long distance lenses installed which means that I will still need reading glasses. For the first time in almost forty years, I do not need glasses for distance vision. Medicare covers cataract surgery though not 100% which is true of other medicare coverages. Hope this helps. Good luck with your situation.
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just found this.
http://missioncataractusa.org/
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fwiw,

i looked at my bills from the last eye done in 2016

i have an HMO, so dont know what you have if any.

but my out of pocket cost was ~1k USD not including any meds for pre/post op
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Old 08-10-2019, 05:02 PM
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fwiw,

i looked at my bills from the last eye done in 2016

i have an HMO, so dont know what you have if any.

but my out of pocket cost was ~1k USD not including any meds for pre/post op
I have no insurance. I have not had a job that offered it in over 12 years. I have been paying full price for everything for a long time now, but with this... I know its going to be expansive and with no job or anything, I have to find an alternative quick. If I cannot see, I cannot find a job, and without that job I cannot even do payment plans for the surgery I need, so that I can see again to get back to work....
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This one was odd. To qualify you had to be 65 or older. I am 58, so I don't. Thats odd.
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