CPT® 65435, Under Removal or Destruction Procedures on the Cornea

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 65435 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Removal or Destruction Procedures on the Cornea.

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During this procedure, the provider removes the corneal epithelium using abrasion or curettage and may or may not perform chemocauterization. This procedure is mainly performed to remove an injured or otherwise damaged epithelial layer from the cornea.

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