NOV 06, 2019
Question: My surgeon states she performed DWEK. I am unsure what CPT code we should be using.
Answer: DWEK is an abbreviation for descemetorhexis without endothelial keratoplasty, and the appropriate CPT code is 65400 Excision of lesion, cornea (keratectomy, lamellar, partial), except pterygium.
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