AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 12 (December)

Surgery: Eye and Ocular Adnexa (Q&A) (December 2011)

December 2011 page 16b Surgery: Eye and Ocular Adnexa Question: What is the appropriate code to report the placement of a "piggyback intraocular lens (IOL)" to correct the lens power? The procedure is described by the following: "A linear incision was made at the limbus at about 12:00 to 1:00 position and this was carried into the clear cornea. The anterior chamber was entered with a sharp blade at the 2:00 position followed by a 2.7-mm keratome at the 12:00 to 1:00 position. A small amount of viscoelastic was injected. An AMO CLR FLX 1.5-diopter IOL was...

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