• YAG Laser for Aqueous Misdirection


    Patient with aqueous misdirection that I performed a YAG to the anterior hyaloid face through the open capsule of the pseudophakic eye. I was going to code it just as YAG capsulotomy but that doesn’t seem right. What is the code for this procedure?  I read several articles about it, and it is the standard of care, but I can’t find a code.

    The YAG laser can be used in many different laser procedures. Proper coding is based on the diagnosis or why the patient is receiving treatment. From the Coding Coach Clues for CPT 65810: 
    • Payment is per eye.
    • When a laser is used to destroy the anterior hyaloid membrane, use 65810.
    Coding Coach: The Complete Ophthalmic Coding Reference (aao.org)