Video: How much does Age-Related Macular Degeneration treatment cost?
In this video I discuss how much Age-Relation Macular Degeneration (AMD) treatment costs and what options you have.
So when you come to see me for your initial appointment to diagnose conditions such as Age-Related Macular Degeneration. You will get an initial appointment that lasts about an hour. And for my self-pay patients, those are the ones that aren’t insured and not covered by certain medical insurance policies, that’s £250. Now there are additional costs if we do high-tech imaging, which will help me to diagnose the condition that your have.
But in that consultation you’ll see my team and myself and we will discuss your history, your symptoms and will elicit some signs from the eye and ensure that we have a full eye examination – we diagnose you correctly. You will also receive dilating drops which make your pupils large for about four to five hours and we will examine the eye and ensure that you will get the right treatment if needed on the day.
Now the costs for follow-up are slightly less, we will need to follow you up to ensure that your treatment is working.
Regarding the costs of injections if you’re covered by an insurance company then they will pay that on a regular basis, but you do have to budget for the costs of the medicines involved in the injection and the actual procedure. And the varying medicines available on the market do have different costs and we can use cheaper medicines that are as effective, versus more established medicines, but that can’t be really discussed in this two minute video, we will have to discuss in great detail in your initial consultation and you won’t leave until you are happy with what we’ve decided.
If you want to discuss it further, you can ring the number at the end of this video and we will discuss those options with you in much greater detail.
About Jaheed Khan
My name is Jaheed Khan and I am a Consultant Eye Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Clinica London.
My special expertise is in cataract surgery and conditions affecting the back of the eye, the retina, including AMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration), diabetic retinopathy, and various other diseases of the retina.
I have over 15 years experience in treating people with eye problems just like you, and have published extensively in scientific journals about treating eye conditions.
In my NHS practice, I am responsible day-to-day for the training of the eye surgeons of the future.