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  • Glaucoma Problems Addressed at the Encounter

    I was told if patients have two different stages of glaucoma — moderate in one eye, severe in the other eye — this counts as two problems. Is that correct?

    Having glaucoma in each eye does not count as two separate problems addressed at the encounter. If one eye has severe glaucoma that would be one chronic illness with progression, a moderate level of problems addressed at the encounter. If the patient has stable glaucoma (one or both eyes), that is one stable chronic illness or low level.

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