• Diagnosis for Removal of Silicone Oil


    Question: We frequently encounter patients that need a vitrectomy in order to remove silicone oil. In ICD-9, we used non-magnetic foreign body in the vitreous. We are unsure of the appropriate ICD-10 diagnosis code.

    Answer: There is no specific code for silicone oil removal.

    Most practices use T85.398- Other mechanical complication of prosthetic devices, implants and grafts. Other options depending on the patient’s condition:

    T85.84XA Pain due to internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts, not elsewhere classified, initial encounter

    T85.84XD Pain due to internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts, not elsewhere classified, subsequent encounter

    T85.84XS Pain due to internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts, not elsewhere classified, sequela

    T85.85XA Stenosis due to internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts, not elsewhere classified, initial encounter

    T85.85XD Stenosis due to internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts, not elsewhere classified, subsequent encounter

    T85.85XS Stenosis due to internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts, not elsewhere classified, sequela

    T85.89XA Other specified complication of internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts, not elsewhere classified, initial encounter

    T85.89XD Other specified complication of internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts, not elsewhere classified, subsequent encounter

    T85.89XS Other specified complication of internal prosthetic devices, implants and grafts, not elsewhere classified, sequela.