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How long does it take to recover from a balloon dacryoplasty?

You should recover from a balloon dacryoplasty in a little over a week. After the procedure, your doctor will prescribe antibiotic eye drops as well as steroid eye drops to minimize inflammation. You need to use these for one week after your procedure. If you don’t have prescription insurance coverage, a customized health insurance plan can help cover the costs of your medications.

Since balloon catheter dilation is minimally invasive, there is usually little pain after the procedure. You may have some minor swelling, but this should subside in a few days.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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Your actual costs may be higher or lower than these cost estimates. Check with your provider and health plan details to confirm the costs that you may be charged for a service or procedure.You are responsible for costs that are not covered and for getting any pre-authorizations or referrals required by your health plan. Neither payments nor benefits are guaranteed. Provider data, including price data, provided in part by Turquoise Health.

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