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Ended up with no medical insurance and have a cataract in my left eye, it is about $5000 for surgery, my neighbor wants me to go to a county hospital and get a free surgery, is it safe do go to a county hospital for cataract surgery?
If you have access to free surgery - research the doctor who will do it. If he is reputable and from an eye clinic, go for it. Just remember, if you do have the surgery - DON'T BEND DOWN OR OVER. That puts strain on the eyes and could cause problems with the implant.
The doctor is in her last year as a resident, she said that she has done about 70 surgeries last year. My concern is that she says that she did not use multifocal lenses last year, I am thinking about technis multifocal.
Cataract surgery is a rather mature and simple procedure, and assuming there are no complications there should be no significant hazard in getting this done in any modern hospital in the United States.
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