Retina is the medium that uses the optic nerve to send visual messages to the brain. This light-sensitive nerve tissue layer can get separated from the other layers of the eye and this condition is called retinal detachment. If you develop a tear in the retina, then this condition can appear. However, the situation can turn worse causing permanent damage depending on how much the retina and whether the macula (center of the retina) becomes detached. Retinal detachment may lead to poor vision, which may restrict enough vision that you need to read or drive using the affected eye.
One of the common remedies for the problem is retinal detachment surgery. It usually involved vitrectomy or/and scleral buckling procedure. At Quironsalud University Hospital in Madrid, Spain, the most advanced techniques and surgical equipments are used. The surgery usually takes around 1-2 hours to perform. An eye shield is placed on the eye after the surgery and the patient is not supposed to remove it until advised. The patient might need to position his/her head in a certain position post surgery depending on where the retinal tears are. The surgeon will inform the family members about the appropriate position.
The cost of retinal detachment surgery at Quironsalud University Hospital is 20,109.01€, which is $22,175 approximately.
|Quironsalud University Hospital Madrid- Retinal Detachment||Prices (Euros)||Prices (USD)|
|UCI and Resuscitation Room (If needed)||312,20€||$344,25|
|Operating Room Fees||2,558,99€||$2820,71|
|Vitrectomy + Laser||1303,72€||$1437,57|
|Material and Medication||2500,00€||$2756.66|
The amount reflected in this budget is an approximate estimate of the corresponding economic cost of the services purchased from the hospital, considering the usual services that would be required for this type of procedure.
However, the said amount may vary depending on the evolution of the patient and/or need to modify the treatment or the application of other hospital services that were not foreseen beforehand, such as blood transfusions, administration of medications, a prolonged period of hospitalization in the ICU or on the floor, or any other service, assistance, treatment or intervention that is considered necessary for the patient.
Complimentary tests that are considered necessary to perform are not included in the budget (except for those requested by the personnel in their budget request form), nor in any prosthesis to be implanted, if this were deemed necessary.
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