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Pet Insurance Claim of the Week: Bilateral Cataracts

Daphne the 10-year-old mixed breed dog was recently seen by her veterinarian for an evaluation on her cataracts. Cataracts define a cloudiness or opacity in the lens(es) of the eyes which caused blurred vision, or total loss of vision depending how mature the cataracts have become and can occur in one or both eyes. They may be inherited and can occur at any age, but can often occur later in life. Cataracts can also be caused by diabetes.

While cataracts cannot be reversed, they can be surgically removed, which was the choice for Daphne. Not all dogs with cataracts undergo surgery because the cataract(s) may not be big enough to require it.

The estimate for Daphne’s procedure includes anesthesia, surgery, IV fluids and medications.

We wish Daphne a smooth surgery and quick recovery!

Total claim amount: $3,954.08
Deductible applied: -$0.00
Ineligible costs (exam fees): -$320.00
10% co-insurance: -$363.41
Eligible for coverage: $3,270.67

About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

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