Hello all. My name is Mike. Just like everyone here I have been diagnosed with two pingueculums in each of my eyes. As it has been discussed in earlier posts, many insurance companies do not cover pinguecula removal and deem it as a "cosmetic" problem. Those with the problem know it is much more than that! My insurance company told me I could send in an appeal explaining why I need the surgery. The appeal will then be sent to a group of people (board of directors maybe) and they will review the information to see if they feel I need the surgery. Is there anyone who has sent in an appeal? If so, what are some good tips to getting the insurance company to agree to cover the cost? Thanks.

By the way, this website it awesome. Thanks to all those who have shared success stories!