AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Glaucoma Tube Shunt

The patient, who had been diagnosed with neovascular glaucoma of the left eye, underwent insertion of a glaucoma tube shunt with corneal patch graft. At surgery, peritomy was done and Ahmed tube shunt plate was percutaneously inserted. The tube was threaded into the anterior chamber, creating a new channel to reroute aqueous fluid. A corneal patch graft was then placed over the tube and Mitomycin-C was injected. What is the correct root operation for insertion of the Ahmed glaucoma tube shunt? Is a separate code assigned for the corneal patch graft? ...

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