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Cataract Information, Insurance, and Cost

 Cataract information, insurance, and cost 2022 can be found from various media, both printed and electronic. Actually, what is cataract? Cataracts are eye diseases that cause the natural lens of the eye to become cloudy, making vision blurry.

Cataracts are also the main cause of blindness in Indonesia and even throughout the world. What a terrible fact, isn’t it? Therefore, it is time for us to care about eye health by recognizing the types, symptoms, and prevention through the following reviews!

 

 

Cataract Information Insurance and Cost 2021

 Cataracts are eye diseases that cause the natural lens of the eye to become cloudy, making vision blurry.

 

Types of Cataracts Based on Location

  • Posterior Subcapsular Cataract

Posterior subcapsular cataract appears at the back of the lens. People with diabetes or using high doses of steroids have a greater risk of developing posterior subcapsular cataracts.

  • Nuclear Cataracts

Nuclear cataract forms in the center of the lens (the core part of the lens). Nuclear cataracts are usually associated with the aging process.

  • Cortical cataracts

Cortical cataracts appear in the cortex of the eye lens. The shape resembles the spokes on a wheel that point toward the middle.

 

Cataract Symptoms and Signs

At first you may see a little blurry vision. You will see as if it is cloudy, feels foggy and smoky. Cataracts make light from the sun or lights appear too bright (glare) or flashy. You will also notice the color is not as bright as it was before the onset of cataracts.

 

Causes of Cataracts

In fact, no one knows exactly why over time and with age, the natural lens of the eye changes from clear to cloudy to the formation of cataracts. Apart from increasing age, risk factors for cataracts include:

  • Ultraviolet light radiation
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Overweight
  • Smoking
  • The use of corticosteroid drugs for a long time
  • Statin drugs used to reduce cholesterol
  • Previous eye injury or inflammation
  • Previous eye surgery
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Significant alcohol consumption
  • High myopia
  • There is a history of cataracts in the family

 

Cataract Prevention

Numerous studies have shown certain nutrients and nutritional supplements can reduce the risk of developing cataracts. In a study conducted over a period of 10 years, it was reported that the intake of vitamin E and carotenoids (lutein and zeaxanthin) from food and supplements was associated with a marked and significant reduction in the risk of cataracts.

Other research shows antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin C and foods containing Omega-3 fatty acids can also reduce the risk of cataracts. Another preventive way is to wear sunglasses when outside the building (outdoor).

 

Cataract Treatment

Glasses, bright lighting, or other visual aids can be used temporarily. However, you need to have an eye condition checked to consider surgery, especially when the cataract is severe enough. Cataract surgery is a simple procedure that aims to regain normal vision.

 

Cataract Surgery Costs at Ciputra SMG Eye Clinic 2022

In fact, the cost of cataract surgery is not expensive depending on the type of lens chosen. For example, the more sophisticated the lenses used, of course, the operating costs incurred become large. No wonder the cost of cataract surgery for each patient is different from other patients.

Ciputra SMG Eye Clinic is here to answer your needs. There are several cataract surgery packages available, such as Zircon C Lens Package, Zircon A Lens, Toric Lens, Multifocal Lens, and Multifocal Toric Lens.

 

Advantages of Zircon Lens Package C

  • Spheric Acrylic Hyrophobic lens material (Foldable lens)
  • Correcting far vision
  • The price of surgery for 1 eye IDR 15,000,000

 

Advantages of A Zircon Lens Package

  • Aspheric Acrylic Hydrophilic lens material (Foldable lens)
  • UV filter
  • Blue Light Blocker
  • Anti glare
  • Correcting far vision
  • The price of 1 eye surgery IDR 16,500,000

 

Benefits of Toric Lens Package

  • Acrylic Hydrophilic & Aspheric lens material (Foldable lens)
  • Correcting far vision
  • Correcting cylindrical
  • Especially for cylindrical height more than 1.0 D
  • The price of surgery for 1 eye IDR 26,000,000

 

Advantages of Multifocal Lens Packages

  • Acrylic Hydrophilic & Aspheric lens material (Foldable lens)
  • Correcting near, moderate, and far vision
  • Sylindrical below 1.0 D.
  • The price of surgery for 1 eye IDR 28,000,000

 

Advantages of the Multifocal Toric Lens Package

  • Acrylic Hydrophilic & Aspheric lens material (Foldable lens)
  • Correcting near, moderate, and far vision
  • Correcting high cylindrical more than 1.0 D.
  • The price of surgery for 1 eye IDR 36,500,000

Regardless of the advantages of the lens you choose. The role of technology cannot be separated from the medical world. Ciputra SMG Eye Clinic uses advanced technology, named The New CENTURION® Vision System. The New CENTURION® Vision System has an automatic system.

 

Health Insurance Partner

If you have insurance, the insurance company will pay the costs incurred. You, as a policy holder, only need to pay the minimum fee. If you use insurance, it is better to ask more details about the benefits provided by the insurance.

Usually the operation covered by insurance adjusts to the benefits of each customer. For example, there are certain lenses that are covered by insurers. There is also short-term care (one day care) or overnight. Before doing surgery, it’s good to make sure your insurance benefits first!

Check the list of insurance that cooperates with Ciputra SMG Eye Clinic here. Insurance List 

 

BPJS Limits Guarantee of Cataract Services

Previously, BPJS guaranteed the cost of cataract surgery without conditions, but in Regulation of the Director of Health Service Security No. 2 of 2018 concerning Cataract Service Guarantee, BPJS applies the requirements, the ECCE method can be implemented after vision (sharpness or clarity). However, it needs to be ensured that Ciputra SMG Eye Clinic does not receive BPJS health insurance for cataract surgery services. However, it needs to be ensured that Ciputra SMG Eye Clinic does not receive BPJS health insurance.

Unfortunately, the ECCE method results in large incisions in cataract surgery patients so that it requires longer healing time for the surgical scars to heal completely. However, if you choose the Ciputra SMG Eye Clinic cataract surgery package with the latest method, the incision is smaller and the healing is relatively short. 

In accordance with the explanation above, this is what you need to understand to smooth cataract surgery. Plan well for the best end result. Immediately consult your eye health with an ophthalmologist who has been trained according to their field at Ciputra SMG Eye Clinic. Come on, take care of your eyes from an early age!

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