How much Medisave or subsidies can I claim for cataract surgery in Singapore?Eye Health Singapore Healthcare Cataracts
I would greatly appreciate advice on how much Medisave I can claim for cataract removal. Are there any government subsidies for the procedure?
Yes, cataract surgery is a procedure that can be claimed in Singapore. The most common claim made is through Medisave. Every Singaporean and Permanent Resident can claim up to $2450 for cataract surgery from their Medisave account or an account of their next-of-kin, be it spouse or child.
What’s more, if you have a Medishield plan, depending on your coverage, you could claim your cataract surgery cost in full, for both private and public hospitals.
Lastly, if you qualify for special government subsidies such as Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS) and Pioneer Generation Package, you will be able to receive further subsidy at a public hospital.
Dr Claudine Pang
MBBS, MRCSEd, FRCSEd, FAMS (Ophth)
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