Cataract Surgery Cost Singapore

cataract is the clouding of the lens in the human eye, which impairs the vision and makes it hard to do even the simplest task. More often than not, it develops slowly and is brought about by factors that deteriorate eye health like ageing, although trauma and injury to the eye can lead to developing cataracts.

Cataracts are the main reason for blindness all over the world in people over the age of 40. This eye condition should not be taken lightly and cannot be reversed using eye drops alone. As soon as you notice vision problems, you should run to your doctor to see if the cause is cataracts. Regular eye checks at Ministry of Health certified clinics in Singapore, or an eye specialist are also recommended, especially if you are well in your 40s, 50s and up.

*Dr Claudine also wrote a very comprehensive cataract surgery guide for

Cataract Operation at Asia Retina

The treatment involves removing the cataracts and replacing them with an artificial lens implant (also known as intraocular lens, or IOL). Asia Retina is equipped with all four types of IOL to give you the widest range of options in terms of comfort, medical advice and lifestyle suitability:

Asia Retina utilises the Phaco method for cataract surgery, which removes the cataract using ultrasound energy via a tiny, 2mm wound.

Asia Retina offers both the Bladed and Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery to our patients, depending on their existing medical condition. Dr Claudine Pang will personally assess and provide recommendations based on suitability. The procedure takes about only 30 minutes. Asia Retina prefers to fully sedate our patients for their maximum comfort. That means you will not be aware of what is happening in the operating room.

Cataract removal surgeries are one of the most common surgeries today. This is basically a day surgery, therefore you do not need to stay overnight. For the most part, the recovery process is painless and smooth but that does not mean you shouldn’t follow some aftercare tips, especially if the advice is given by your eye doctor. For starters, you need someone to come to pick you up from the hospital as you are not recommended to drive on the first day. It is also necessary to take a few days off work. Some patients handle the procedure so well that they feel like going back to the office right away and doing their normal tasks. However, you had better spend some time at home resting before engaging in these activities again.

Cataract Surgery Prices in Singapore

You can make an enquiry to find out the expenses during such an intervention. Whether you’re a private patient or a subsidised patient will make a difference in price. Depending on the private or public hospital, you will be charged from $1,300 to $4,000 per eye. And if you are enrolling for a premium lens, you will need to cough up anywhere between $4,500 and $6,000. However, keep in mind that the final price will also include hospital stay, eye surgeon’s fee, and if such is necessary, pre and post-surgery visits, etc. Hence, when you are calculating the amount, you have to take all these factors into account.

Furthermore, medical complications are unlikely to arise, but each body is different and we can never predict its response with 100% certainty. If something like that happens, your treatment will probably take longer, not to mention that will add to the cost. The amount will depend on the type of equipment used and the need for the involvement of another expert. There is no way to tell the full price upfront because there is no way to tell what will go wrong, if anything, during or after the operation.

In case you’re worried about the cost of cataract surgery in Singapore, I’m pleased to inform you that cataract surgery at Asia Retina is both Medisave and insurance claimable.

Cataract Surgery Cost
Medisave Claimable
Guided Claims

For Medisave, you can expect to claim $2,450 off surgical costs.

For Insurance, depending on your policy and medishield riders, it is possible to claim up to the full amount of cost including pre-surgery and post-surgery visits.

Asia Retina will gladly guide you through the claims process.

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