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Why Are They Saying I Need to Pay Out-of-Pocket for Cataract Surgery?
You’ve been diagnosed with a cataract and you’ve been told you should have cataract surgery. The surgeon is also telling you that you should consider paying out-of-pocket for certain features.
Where did this come from? Why should you have to pay out-of-pocket for cataract surgery? Shouldn’t your health insurance just cover it?
In trying to answer these questions, you will first need a little history of both cataract and refractive surgery, which corrects errors of refraction such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Radial keratotomy (RK) was the first widely used refractive surgery for nearsightedness. It was invented in […]
Is Coffee Good or Bad for My Eyes?
The 2019 National Coffee Drinking Trends report showed that 64 percent of people who participated in the survey said they had drunk coffee the previous day, which is interpreted as daily consumption. This was up from 57 percent in 2016, said the report.
Even though the U.S. population is drinking more coffee than ever, the nation still only ranked 25th overall in per capita consumption. The people of Finland average 3 times as much coffee consumption as people in the U.S.
So what does all this caffeine intake do to our eyes?
The research is rather sparse and […]