AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 9 (September)

Blepharoptosis and Blepharoplasty Repairs (September 2000)

September 2000 pages 7-8 Coding Communication Blepharoptosis and Blepharoplasty Repairs Though the terms blepharoptosis and blepharoplasty are nearly identical, they do however, represent quite different surgical procedures. The only similarity in the two procedures is that they both happen to be performed on the eyelids. Blepharoplasty Repair An upper lid blepharoplasty is performed for the removal of excess, redundant skin from the upper eyelid (CPT Code 15823). This fold of skin may mechanically weight the lid, causing it to droop, and obscuring the superior portion of the visual field. Often removal of this fold of skin will lead to...

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