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Cost of eye exam under anesthesia in Rhode Island

The average cash price for eye exam under anesthesia care in Rhode Island is $3,548 at a surgery center versus $3,548 at an outpatient hospital. Read More

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Average cash price in Rhode Island

A common eye exam under anesthesia at surgery center facility in Rhode Island includes

  Units Avg Cash price

Provider

Ophthalmologist visit provider fee

First-time visit Standard
1 $134

Provider fee for complete eye exam under general anesthesia

Standard Standard
1 $213

Facility

Outpatient Hospital fee to complete eye exam under general anesthesia

level 3 Standard
1 $2,795

Anesthesia

Anesthesiologist fee to be "put under" for procedure

Level 3 Standard
1 $233

Anesthesiologist time to be "put under" for procedure

Per minute Standard
75 $173
Total average cash price   $3,548.39

A common eye exam under anesthesia at outpatient hospital facility in Rhode Island includes

  Units Avg Cash price

Provider

Ophthalmologist visit provider fee

First-time visit Standard
1 $134

Provider fee for complete eye exam under general anesthesia

Standard Standard
1 $213

Facility

Outpatient Hospital fee to complete eye exam under general anesthesia

level 3 Standard
1 $2,795

Anesthesia

Anesthesiologist fee to be "put under" for procedure

Level 3 Standard
1 $233

Anesthesiologist time to be "put under" for procedure

Per minute Standard
75 $173
Total average cash price   $3,548.39

An eye exam under anesthesia or EUA is a method of performing an extensive eye examination performed while the patient is asleep. General anesthesia is given to keep the patient asleep during the exam. 

EUA is classified as surgery because of the need for anesthesia. However, no cuts or incisions are made. Lights and tools to evaluate the eyes are used to look at the inside of the eyes and take photographs.

EUA may be recommended for patients who have difficulty tolerating an eye examination, including patients who may have trouble understanding or holding still during an eye exam. EUA is often used in children needing an extensive eye examination or individuals with altered mental status.

During EUA, a thorough eye exam is completed. Intraocular eye pressures are measured (pressure inside the eye), examination of the eye to determine any need for glasses, examination of the outer and inner eye, and photographs of the eye are taken during EUA. Bright lights are used along with standard instruments for examining the eye. The examination will take about 10 to 45 minutes to perform.

The following conditions can be diagnosed with EUA:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Vision problems

After an eye exam under anesthesia, the patient will be monitored in the recovery room while they wake up. Usually, the patient will be released to return home the same day. Most patients do not experience any pain but may have some nausea related to anesthesia. Some disorientation or confusion is normal while the patient wakes up from anesthesia.

Vision may be slightly blurry from eye drops used to dilate the eyes, but vision is normal after an EUA. Any blurry vision will resolve within a few hours.

The doctor performing the EUA will come and talk to waiting family members immediately after the procedure. They will share the results and information obtained during the examination.

About the eye exam under anesthesia Average Cash Prices

This procedure is most commonly performed at either a surgery center or an outpatient hospital.

Surgery centers, also known as ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), are independent, licensed medical facilities that are governed by distinct regulatory requirements compared with a hospital. Procedures performed at an ASCs are often less expensive than when they are performed at an outpatient hospital, but they typically offer fewer complimentary services, and may not have the full-range of support services that a hospital provides.

Outpatient facilities are outpatient departments or clinics that may be within or next to a hospital, but is owned and run by the affiliated hospital. These facilities can perform surgical treatments and procedures that do not require an overnight stay. Procedures performed at an outpatient hospital are often more expensive than when they are performed in an ambulatory surgery center, but outpatient hospitals may offer more complimentary and support services for patients because they are connected to the hospital system.

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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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