Factors Influencing the Cost of Cataract Surgery
Factors Influencing the Cost of Cataract Surgery

Specialist Fees

The ophthalmologist who performs the surgery will charge a fee for their expertise.

Theatre Time

The duration of the surgery and the use of the surgical facility contribute to the cost.


An anaesthetist may charge a separate fee for the local anaesthesia used during the procedure.

Equipment and Machinery

The cost of using specialized machinery like lasers and sonar equipment may also be factored in.

Medical Aid and Hospital Plans

Despite these variables, it’s worth noting that cataract surgery is a prescribed minimum benefit. This means that all medical aids, including hospital plans, are generally required to cover these costs as long as pre-authorisation has been granted.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the guidance of your ophthalmologist or other qualified health professional with any questions or concerns you may have about your eyesight. The most reliable advice is obtained through a consultation and inspection from a medical specialist


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