Quote Originally Posted by David Brown View Post
...most eye doctors consider the risks of the surgery to be enough to not do the surgery until the situation is bad enough...discussions of insurance and national health care issues is an unwanted, unintended consequence; and quite frankly, is soap box stuff.. Give it a rest.
It is very difficult to determine whether there's any ulterior motivation behind opthalmologists' aversion to early cataract surgery. That a procedure might not be reimbursable could easily influence what course of action (or inaction) is recommended.

The way this thread developed is a natural consequence of its topic. I see no reason to avoid addressing others' posts and don't plan to do so.