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Are there situations where insurance will cover or partially cover eyelid reduction. If so what are the parameters that must be met and does the process start with a visit to the optometrist?

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  1. Dr. Susan Kolb wrote on :

    Insurance, even Medicare will cover upper eyelid bleph as well as browlift if your visual field tests are abnormal. They usually will not cover the lower eyelid surgery.

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  2. Dr. William Rosenblatt wrote on :

    Most of the time insurance does not cover this. If your optalmologist says you have true Ptosis with a decrease of your vision, then perhaps insurance will cover. Today insurances cover less and less so you should ask your insurance company if it will cover. As this is usually a cosmetic operation, it is self pay.

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