A doctor’s appointment for a major surgery may not be worth the time, energy, and money, according to the surgeon’s assistant.
According to a new study, more than half of American women who have had their eye surgery at least once in their lives will not benefit from the procedure.
The results come from a new survey of more than 700,000 patients who had their surgeries.
It found that more than 20% of women had a procedure performed outside of a hospital, or that they had a cosmetic surgery that was not covered by insurance.
The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found that patients who didn’t have insurance coverage had a 30% chance of having their eye removed, compared to about 12% of patients who did have insurance.
More than two-thirds of the women who had surgery had an ophthalmology procedure done in a clinic, such as a cosmetic or an optometrist, the study found.
That means many patients who were not covered through insurance might still have to pay out of pocket for the surgery.
“This is the tip of the iceberg,” said Dr. James Biermann, chief of ophthalmic surgery at Boston University.
“We’re looking at the number of patients that have cosmetic surgery done in the US that are not covered.”
The survey of 6,000 women ages 18 to 49, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points, found: More than 6 in 10 women who were in a private health plan for at least six months and who didn�t have insurance did not have a cosmetic eye surgery, or did not get a cosmetic ophthalmoscopy.
Only 7% of these women did have a surgery performed at a clinic or optometrists office.
Almost half of the female patients did not receive any additional treatment, or received no additional treatment at all.
Nearly 6 in ten of these female patients had a hysterectomy or removal of the ovaries, and less than 3% had a full hystegomy.
About 10% of female patients also had breast implants and more than 3 in 10 had oophorectomy.
Women with pre-existing conditions were less likely to receive cosmetic eye procedures.
Women who were at least 35 years old, who were uninsured, and who did not use an employer�s health plan had the highest chance of not receiving a cosmetic operation.
The survey found that the majority of women who received cosmetic eye operations were white, about 25% were Hispanic, and women who did face-to-face eye surgery had the lowest odds of not getting a cosmetic eyewear surgery.
Women in the poorest socioeconomic and racial and ethnic groups had the greatest risk of not being covered.
“The biggest risk factor for not getting cosmetic eye services is poverty, which is the most common reason people don�t get cosmetic eye surgeries,” said Bierman.
“There are no high-quality studies to support cosmetic oophoresis as a preventive or treatment of oophoria.
“As with other eye surgeries, it�s best to have a follow-up eye exam and consult a cosmetic surgeon if your eye is bothering you. “
It�s also important to know that cosmetic surgery doesn�t prevent orophorias, so don�T give up on cosmetic surgery if you don�ve had it before,” he added.
“As with other eye surgeries, it�s best to have a follow-up eye exam and consult a cosmetic surgeon if your eye is bothering you.
There are many other treatments and procedures that are covered in insurance and insurance plans.”