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Patient came into ER with foreign body in eye. The physician removed a foreign body from the eye with a needle, then removed the rust ring with an ophthalmic burr. Is this coded as 65220 (Removal of foreign body without slit lamp) or 65435?


Per CPT Assistant, December 2009, pg 12/13, the removal of a rust ring would be coded to either 65220 Removal of foreign body, external eye corneal without slit lamp or 65222-Removal of foreign body, external eye corneal with slit lamp.

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