• CPT Code for Conjunctival Peritomy and Exploration

    Question: Our surgeon plans to perform a conjunctival peritomy/scleral exploration due to a slow leak from a previous pars plana vitrectomy. The surgery will consist of making an incision in the conjunctiva and pulling back to explore the sclera, and possibly suture, if needed. Is there an existing CPT code that is appropriate?

    Answer: We confirmed with the health policy committee physicians that CPT code 68399 Unlisted procedure, conjunctiva is best if exploration finds no leak. If a leak is found and the scleral wound over the pars plana is sutured, submit CPT code 67299 Unlisted procedure posterior segment.

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