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Lowest Cost

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₹15,000

Average Cost

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₹57,500

Highest Cost

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₹1,00,000

  • Treatment Type

    MICS / FLACS

  • Treatment time

    30-45 minutes

  • Hospitalization Days

    Same day discharge

  • Risk

    Minimal

  • Resume Work in

    1 week

  • Chances of Recurrence

    Negligible

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Dr. Suram Sushama
Dr. Suram Sushama

MBBS, DO - Ophthalmology

19 Yrs. Exp.

₹1200FREE Consultation

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Bangalore

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Dr. Vasundhara Singh
Dr. Vasundhara Singh

MBBS, MS- Ophthalmology

18 Yrs. Exp.

₹500FREE Consultation

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Hyderabad

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Dr. Prerana Tripathi
Dr. Prerana Tripathi

MBBS, DO, DNB - Ophthalmology

13 Yrs. Exp.

₹1000FREE Consultation

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13+ Years

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Bangalore

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Dr. Akanksha Thakkar
Dr. Akanksha Thakkar

MBBS, DNB

10 Yrs. Exp.

₹800FREE Consultation

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Pune

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Dr. Anup Narayanrao Thakare
Dr. Anup Narayanrao Thakare

MBBS, MS-Ophthalmology

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Dr. Nilesh Bhausaheb Chakne
Dr. Nilesh Bhausaheb Chakne

MBBS, MS-Ophthalmology

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₹500FREE Consultation

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Pune

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Dr. Chanchal Gadodiya
Dr. Chanchal Gadodiya

MS, DNB, FICO, MRCS, Fellow Paediatric Opth and StrabismusMobile

9 Yrs. Exp.

₹800FREE Consultation

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Pune

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Dr. Mukti Shah
Dr. Mukti Shah

MBBS- Government Medical College, Miraj, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik. - 2012 , DNB in Ophthalmology- H.V.Desai Eye Hospital, Pune, National Board of examination, New Delhi

9 Yrs. Exp.

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Mumbai

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Dr. Varsha Ramachandra
Dr. Varsha Ramachandra

MBBS, DNB-Ophthalmology, FICO

9 Yrs. Exp.

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Dr. Saloni Umesh Shah
Dr. Saloni Umesh Shah

MBBS, MS-Ophthalmology, FPRS

6 Yrs. Exp.

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The average cost of a cataract surgery in India can range from somewhere in between Rs. 16,000 and Rs. 100,00. However, depending on some factors like the city you are in, method of surgery, pre-operative tests and post operative medications, the exact cost is likely to vary. 

Here is a list of Cataract Surgery Costs in various cities of India.

City Price Range (Min-Max) FREE Estimate Cost
Ahmedabad ₹22000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Bangalore ₹22000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Bhopal ₹20000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Bhubaneswar ₹20000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Chandigarh ₹20000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Chennai ₹22000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Coimbatore ₹20000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Delhi ₹22000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Gurgaon ₹22000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Guwahati ₹20000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Hyderabad ₹22000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Indore ₹20000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Jaipur ₹20000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Kochi ₹20000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Kozhikode ₹20000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Lucknow ₹20000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Ludhiana ₹20000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Mumbai ₹22000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Nagpur ₹14500 - ₹45311 Get Cost
New Delhi ₹18533 - ₹59917 Get Cost
Patna ₹20000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Pune ₹22000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Ranchi ₹20000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Surat ₹22000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Thane ₹22000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Thiruvananthapuram ₹20000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Vijayawada ₹20000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
Visakhapatnam ₹20000 - ₹130000 Get Cost
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Cataract is often described as the blurring or clouding of what would normally be a clear part of the eye. A cataract can develop in one or both eyes and is usually caused because of ageing. As you age, the proteins and fibres in your lens begin to break down and interfere with the light passing through the iris causing your vision to be blurred or cloudy.

Different Types of Cataract Surgery & Their Costs

Cataract surgery involves replacing the clouded eye lens with an artificial lens, known as an intraocular lens. This can be done using different techniques and each technique costs slightly different. The most commonly used techniques are explained below-

Phacoemulsification

Also known as phaco, it is the most common technique used for cataract treatment. An ultrasonic probe is used to break down or emulsify the clouded part of the lens and the pieces are extracted through a suction device. The foldable lens is then placed inside the eye. Phaco cataract surgery cost in India ranges from Rs. 7,000 to Rs. 24,500 per eye.

Micro-incision Cataract Surgery (MICS)

This is an advanced form of cataract surgery in which a small incision, less than 1.88 mm, is made to remove the clouded lens. Either laser or phacoemulsification is used during the procedure and once the clouded part is completely removed, the intraocular lens is implanted in the eye safely. As it is a minimally invasive technique, cataract surgery cost is slightly higher, i.e., around Rs. 16,000 to Rs. 80,000 per eye.

Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)

In this modern technique, a femtosecond laser is used to make the incision and to remove the clouded lens part. The foldable lens is inserted into the cavity to provide clear vision. Being a high-precision and minimally invasive technique, femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery cost is around Rs. 18,000 to Rs. 1,00,000 per eye.

Besides these three techniques, there are other types as well-

  • Manual extracapsular cataract surgery (MECS)
  • Intracapsular cataract surgery
  • Manual small incision cataract surgery (MSICS)

The most suitable technique is chosen by the cataract surgeon after proper diagnosis. The diagnosis involves various tests, including refraction test, retinal examination, slit-lamp exam, etc. These eye tests cost around Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 3,000.

Besides the standard examination, additional tests may also be suggested by the doctor, such as IOL workup, B scan, pentacam test, OCT, etc. Each of these tests are slightly expensive and cost around Rs. 500 to Rs. 2,500. These advanced tests are usually recommended by the doctor when cataract has matured and vision loss has become significant.

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Factors that affect cost of cataract surgery in India

Some of the most common factors that are most likely to affect the exact cost of cataract surgery in India are: 

City you undergo surgery: Depending on the city you are in, the exact cost of your surgery is likely to vary. Generally, surgeries of any kind are more expensive in metropolitan cities across India as compared to non-metro cities. 

Choice of treatment hospital: The exact cost of treatment for your cataract is likely to vary depending on the hospital you choose. Hospitals with better facilities and amenities are likely to charge more as compared to hospitals with slightly inferior facilities and amenities but are also more affordable. We have a list of best cataract surgery hospitals in India.

Type of IOL: There are multiple types of IOLs that offer their own set of advantages. Depending on the one you choose, the exact cost may vary.  

Pre-operative tests and diagnostics: Before surgery, your doctor will likely perform a series of general tests to not only assess your general health but also measure the size and shape of your eye. This will help your doctor choose the right size and shape of IOL for you. 

Consultation fees: Cost of consultation prior to surgery may affect the final cost of treatment. Typically, surgeons with more experience are likely to charge more as compared to surgeons with less experience.

How much does each component of cataract treatment cost in India?

On average, the different components of cataract operation costs around-

Pre-surgery examinations and screenings Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 5,000
Surgery cost Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 30,000
Intraocular/cataract lens cost Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 70,000
Cataract center charges Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 5,000
Post-surgery cost for specs, eye drops, medications Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 5,000

Is cataract operation cost in India covered under insurance?

Yes, cataract surgery cost is covered by health insurance under all conditions. Sight is very important and cataract is a critical illness that can lead to a permanent disability, i.e., blindness. Thus, the entire treatment cost is payable through insurance. However, there must be some co-pay terms and coverage limits on the policy. Therefore, it is advised to talk to the insurance providers before filing a claim.

What is the cost of a cataract lens?

There are different types of cataract lenses available with different functionalities. Based on the functionality, they are divided into the following categories-

Monofocal lenses Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 50,000
Multifocal lenses Rs. 35,000 to Rs. 75,000
Toric lenses Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 90,000
Monovision lenses Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 70,000

Is the cost of premium cataract lenses covered by insurance?

No. Insurance plans usually don’t cover premium cataract lens costs anywhere in India. Only standard lens is covered by the insurance and if the patient opts for premium lenses, he/she has to bear the expense personally.

The doctor usually has a detailed consultation regarding the techniques, types of lenses, and entire cataract surgery cost before proceeding with the treatment. The decision is made based on factors, such as safety, vision requirements, and budget.

Book a free consultation with the best cataract surgeons in India and learn all about the advanced cataract treatment methods and their costs.

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