• Possible Ruptured Globe


    Our retina surgeon took a patient to surgery for a possible ruptured globe. The operative note states there was no ruptured globe, that the patient has a history of trauma with iridodialysis and persistent hypotony. The procedure consisted of inspection of the globe as well as inspection of the sclera including underneath and the insertions of the rectus muscles. Is there a CPT code for this?

    Answer:
    The Academy’s CPT Pocket guide lists 92019 for exploration of globe to rule out ruptured globe.
    92019 Ophthalmological examination and evaluation, under general anesthesia, with or without manipulation of globe for passive range of motion or other manipulation to facilitate diagnostic examination; limited
    • The site of service should be an ambulatory surgery center or hospital setting.