RATES AND REIMBURSEMENT OF EYE SURGERIES
Patients regularly request quotes by email or phone before making an appointment. With the best will in the world, a correct estimate is a customized quote that can be achieved when results of the preoperative examinations are available.
For the majority of the patients, a cost of € 1,250 per eye is to be considered.
PRICE OF EYE SURGERY
The following table shows the prices
of the main techniques and their "options"
Excimer laser treatment (PRK, LASEK)
|+ preparation of the cornea with an automated motor (LASIK, EpiLASIK)||+ 250 €|
+ Femtoseconde laser cornea preparation (FemtoLASIK)
|+ 500 €|
|+ personalized treatment (topoguided, wavefrontguided)||+ 500 €|
|+ presbyopia||+ 500 €|
Price Intra-ocular Surgery (lens surgery, conventional implants / lenses, toric, multifocal, EDOF, implants / phakic lenses.
Between 300 and 2,500 € per eye depending on the technique, the lens, the presence or not of a cataract, etc ...
|Treatment tariff diseases of the cornea :|
|Therapeutic photokeratectomy||600 €|
|UV Crosslinking||1.500 €|
REIMBURSEMENT OF EYE SURGERIES :
Refractive surgery surgeries (for myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia treatment) are not reimbursed by social security.
Some patients may, however, benefit from a partial reimbursement of the surgery. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the aid available :
- Mutuals: 100 to 150 euros per eye. This is the amount that your mutual will fund thanks to the "benefits" related to your annual membership fee. This help must be requested with a specific form.
- 600 euros per eye : this is the amount that PartenaMut offers to affiliates to their Medicalia insurance.
- 80% of the cost of the procedure : this is the amount reimbursed by certain private insurance companies such as the DKV or Van Breda to clients covered by a very wide ambulatory insurance. Be careful not to confuse very wide ambulatory care insurance with hospitalization insurance! The hospitalization insurance contracts cover, as part of an hospitalization, the interventions reimbursed by the social security. Hospitalization is not required for refractive surgery and, even if it were possible, this hospitalization would not allow the reimbursement of expenses to the extent that the intervention is not "necessary" and is not reimbursed by the social Security. Few Belgians have an ambulatory contract covering eye surgery, these are mainly employees of some large companies (European Commission, GSK, etc.)