AMA CPT® Assistant - 2012 Issue 3 (March)

Surgery: Eye and Ocular Adnexa (Q&A) (March 2012)

March 2012 page 9a Surgery: Eye and Ocular Adnexa Question: How should the following be reported? A patient had a nonclearing vitreous hemorrhage and a tractional retinal detachment. There was no mention of diabetes. Three 23G trocar cannulas were introduced 3.5 mm posterior to the limbus for a standard vitrectomy. The core vitrectomy was carried out with a microvitrector. Tractional elements were removed, and the scleral depression revealed no peripheral tears. An endolaser was applied to all four quadrants, and the instruments were removed from the eyes with no wound leakage. Tractional elements were not specified as epiretinal...

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