Eye (not cataracts)

What are 'Eye (not cataracts)' services?

Hospital treatment for the investigation and treatment of the eye and the contents of the eye socket. For example: retinal detachment, tear duct conditions, eye infections and medically managed trauma to the eye.

  • Cataract procedures are listed separately under Cataracts.
  • Eyelid procedures are listed separately under Plastic and reconstructive surgery.
  • Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer is listed separately under Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy for cancer.

Which level of Hospital cover includes these services?

To find out which level of Hospital cover includes eye (not cataracts), please refer to our Hospital Comparison Table.

What MBS item numbers are included in the Eye (not cataracts) category?

Please refer to privatehealth.gov.au for MBS item numbers that are included in the 'Eye (not cataracts)' surgery services category.

Important, please note.
The MBS item numbers listed will attract benefits from HIF provided that:

(a) the MBS item number forms part of a hospital inpatient admission;

(b) the Member holds an eligible Hospital Cover product which includes the clinical category that the MBS item relates to;

(c) the Member has served the necessary waiting periods; and

(d) the Membership is financial at the date of service.

To search for more information on a  particular MBS item number, simply copy and paste the MBS item number into the Private Health website which will advise the clinical category of the MBS item number.