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Eye Care - Treatment of Macular Degeneration Medicare Coverage Detailed

Your Medicare Coverage

Eye Care - Treatment of Macular Degeneration Detailed

Coverage: Conditions that must be met before Medicare will provide coverage, and limits to coverage.

Medicare covers a treatment for "wet" age related macular degeneration with predominantly classic lesions. This treatment is called ocular photodynamic therapy with verteporfin.

CoPayment: The amount you need to pay.

You pay 20% of Medicare-approved amounts for diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the eye.

Medicare Part: The part of Medicare that pays for this service or supply.


Organization Name: The organization name that this coverage topic is associated with.

Important Notes: Details regarding important notes about the coverage.

You must pay an annual $147 deductible for Part B services and supplies before Medicare begins to pay its share.