• New CPT Code 65785

    New CPT codes are identified by a •preceding the code number in each 2016 CPT book. For example:

    • 65785 Implantation of intrastromal corneal ring segment

    CPT code 65785 replaces Category III code 0099T. This new surgical code has a 90-day global period. The typical patient is a 27 year old male with progressive keratoconus in both eyes who is unable to adequately see to function with glasses or contact lenses. Two small intrastromal tunnels of appropriate length are created surgically and intrastromal corneal implants are placed into each of the stromal incision.