Saturday, July 8, 2017

Is eyelid surgery covered by Medicare?

Many older patients who have sagging upper eyelids or heavy eyelids wonder if eyelid surgery is covered by Medicare. Although you may feel you have some trouble with peripheral vision, this has to be proven by an ophthlamologist documenting peripheral visual fields loss and approved by your insurance company or medicare in order to proceed with upper eyelid surgery.

At Funk Facial Plastic Surgery, we do not accept insurance for upper eyelid surgery as we do not measure peripheral visual fields and feel that upper eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure predominantly to improve the appearance of the eyes and provide a more rested, refreshed look.

Dr. Funk performs eyelid surgery in Houston, TX.