Your Medicare Coverage
Is my test, item, or service covered?
How often is it covered?
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers certain diagnostic tests and treatment of diseases and conditions of the eye like lucentis, avastin, aflibercept, pegaptanib, and ocular photodynamic therapy with verteporfin (Visudyne®).
Some people with Medicare who have age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are covered.
Your costs in Original Medicare
Your doctor or other health care provider may recommend you get services more often than Medicare covers. Or, they may recommend services that Medicare doesn’t cover. If this happens, you may have to pay some or all of the costs.