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Oculoplastics FAQS



How much does reconstructive eye surgery cost?

The cost of reconstructive surgery will depend on the condition being treated. A Medicare rebate may apply if the surgery is for functional reasons. Cosmetic eyelid lifts do not attract a Medicare rebate.

Your surgeon will discuss the costs with you prior to surgery. If you have private health insurance, please contact your insurer to find out what level of cover you have and whether they will cover any costs.

Who performs reconstructive eye surgery?

Ophthalmologists who have completed further training in oculoplastics perform reconstructive surgery of the structures around the eye – e.g. the eye socket (orbital surgery), around the eyeball (periocular surgery), the tear drainage system (lacrimal surgery) and the eyelid (blepharoplasty).

Do you offer payment plans?

Payment plans can be used to access consultations, treatment and surgery at all Vision Eye Institute Clinics and Vision Hospital Group day surgeries.

Vision Eye Institute patients can access a plan to suit their needs through one of the following options.*

  • LatitudePay for services up to $1,000 – Interest Free, ten weekly payments, no account fees, fast approval
  • LatitudePay+ for services up to $10,000 – Interest Free, flexible repayment period (6, 12, 18 or 24 months), low monthly account fee, fast approval

*Approved customers only. Full T&Cs apply. Payment plan provided by LatitudePay Australia Pty Ltd ABN 23 633 538 873. Before applying for any form of credit, always read the full terms and conditions.

The information on this page is general in nature. All medical and surgical procedures have potential benefits and risks. Consult your ophthalmologist for specific medical advice.

Date last reviewed: 2022-10-17 | Date for next review: 2024-10-17

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