AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2014 Issue 4; Ask the Editor

Vitrectomy with Air/Fluid Exchange

A patient with retinal detachment of the left eye underwent surgical repair. Provider documentation states that a core vitrectomy was done, followed by 360 degrees peripheral vitreous base dissection, and thorough vitrectomy for 360 degrees. Once the retinal tear was identified, partial air-fluid exchange was performed, photocoagulation/endolaser was placed surrounding the retinal tear, and air was replaced with 20% sulfur hexafluoride gas. What is/are the appropriate root operation(s) for the vitrectomy and air replacement with 20% sulfur hexafluoride gas? ...

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