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Q: How Much does eye surgery cost for cataracs?

April 29, 2011 | By Ches21 | 1 answer | Expired: 1236 days ago

Ches21

Skitters my rat terrier is getting cataracs and is going blind I know that there is surgery for it but, I have heard that it is excpenceive how much is it? Also can you get a discount if your family has a low income?

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Kelly
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May 05, 2011

Prices are different in different areas & from specialist to specialist. The surgery is done by a veterinary ophthalmologist. The range I've seen for bilateral cataract surgery with replacement lenses & meds is anywhere from $2000 to $3500. Check with any area vet schools to see if they have an ophthalmology department as prices should be cheaper.

There are some organizations out there set up to help people with their pets. Some are species specific, but here's the entire list:

American Animal Hospital Association
www.aahahelpingpets.org/

Angels 4 Animals
www.Angels4Animals.org

Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance (FVEAP)
www.fveap.org/sys-tmpl/door/

IMOM
www.imom.org

The Pet Fund
thepetfund.com/

Animal Wish List (Yahoo! group)
groups.yahoo.com/group/AnimalWishList/

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