AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 3; Ask the Editor
Repair of Ruptured Globe
A patient presented with a ruptured globe of the left eye. The surgeon dissected the conjunctiva and explored the wound. An 11 mm laceration from 10 to 2:30 o’clock with extension of both ends was discovered. Sutures were used to close the cornea and sclera wounds, and uveal tissue and a strand of vitreous were trimmed with scissors. The conjunctiva was then closed using sutures. What codes are assigned for the repair of the ruptured globe? ...
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