OHIP / Better surgeries not covered
My husband needs to have a cornea transplant. He is 34 years old and has not seen his kids or me well in over a year. He is off work, going through depression and every other thing you can think off being at home this young with no vision or freedom. We have been advised that because of his age he would be better off getting the laser surgery due to his age and how many working years he has left. The old way that OHIP pays for you walk around with 18 stitches in your eye and have a better chance of rejection and falling off and being a hazard for the rest of his life. As it is he will never be able to swim again or go out side without special glasses for Photosensitivity and particals floating in the air. We want to have the laser done but OHIP will not pay for it. We tried out work insurance and they said they would rather keep paying him for being off then fork out the $7000 it is for the surgery. They won't even pay a portion because OHIP has the old procedure that is paid for. WHY can we not get the better surgeries done in Canada without paying for them. They are prooven to be better healing time like 6 months compaired to the 2 yrs or liftime with the OHIP way. Is this how are future for our kids will be? You only get the good surgeries if you can afford it? We both work in the auto industry and I have been laid off and on work for 8 months now and he is off work at home because he can't see or drive and has been for a year now. How are we to keep our heads above water when our own goverment could care less about better surgeries and stuff for people. THIS IS OUR KIDS FUTURES they deserve a BREAK!!!