Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration

How often is it covered?

 covers certain diagnostic tests and treatment of diseases and conditions of the eye. This includes treatment with certain injected drugs.

Who's eligible?

Some people with Part B who have age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are covered.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay 20% of the 

 for the drug and your doctor’s services, and the Part B 

 applies. In a 

, you pay a 



To find out how much your test, item, or service will cost, talk to your doctor or health care provider. The specific amount you’ll owe may depend on several things, like:

  • Other insurance you may have
  • How much your doctor charges
  • Whether your doctor accepts assignment
  • The type of facility
  • Where you get your test, item, or service


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. Ask questions so you understand why your doctor is recommending certain services and whether Medicare will pay for them.

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