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Drs. Fine, Hoffman & Sims Opthalmologists in Eugene Oregon

CORNEAL TRANSPLANTATION — FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Most health insurance plans will cover at least a part of the cost of a cornea transplant; the amount varies depending on the health plan.

Charges for the preoperative exam and computerized corneal topography are not included in the surgical fee. As a courtesy we will bill your insurance. Any charges remaining after billing the insurance for vision benefits will be the patient’s responsibility.

Surgical fee includes the surgery and post-operative care for up to one year. Post-operative services include a 1-day check and assessments at 1-2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year. The fee does not cover the cost of glasses or contact lenses, the cost of punctal plugs, or the cost of certain medications. You will be responsible for paying the fee before services are provided.

Financing is available to most patients; please ask for details. Should you require financing, please remember that authorization of financing must be received in the office one day prior to your surgery.

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Commonly Asked Questions:
How soon after surgery will I see well?

Full visual recovery takes up to a year, but most patients with successful corneal transplants enjoy good vision for many years.

Will a cornea transplant hurt?
The operation takes about an hour and may be done under local or general anesthesia. There is little or no pain..