• ICD-10 Code for Visual Complaint After Cataract Surgery

    Question: I will perform either CPT code 66986 IOL exchange or possibly CPT code 66985 Piggyback IOL on a patient who has negative dysphotopsia (defined as a visual complaint after cataract surgery). The patient describes this as a persistent dark temporal crescent. What ICD-10 code or codes do I use for these procedures?

    Answer: Either T85.21X- Breakdown (mechanical) of intraocular lens or T85.29X- Other mechanical complication of intraocular lens is appropriate for either procedure. Both require a final seventh character of encounter status.