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What is cost of this laser procedure?

I have a brown spot on the white part of my eye, and I am going to remove it with a laser. It looks like a freckle, and I know it's harmless, but I'm still scared it'll grow in the future. I need to know the price so I can discuss it with my mother. Even if you can't give me an EXACT dollar amount, an estimate would be greatly appreciated because I know my insurance company won't cover it.
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711220 tn?1251894727
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Has an ophthalmologist recommended removal with a laser?  This is usually in the conjunctiva and can easily be removed with scissors in the office.
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I talked to one ophthalmologist, and he said it wouldn't be that easy to remove. I think it's thin (since it's harmless) and it's not that big. It looks like one of my other freckles. I just guessed that they would do it with a laser, but wouldn't it be dangerous to remove it with scissors?
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whether with scissors or a laser, how much would both procedures be?
711220 tn?1251894727
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I am not familiar with a laser to removed a "freckle" from the conjunctiva.  Removal with a scissors should be relatively inexpensive.  A few hundred dollar?
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Oh, thank you for your help. I assume since if I put my finger on it and push it can move a little, it's probably on the conjunctiva and not deeper than that.
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Is the healing time very long? What if it is part of the sclera AND the conjunctiva? Does that happen?
711220 tn?1251894727
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I doubt it is part of the sclera.  Healing time is very quick, just a few days.
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