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Phakomorphic Cataract

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    The nearest I can get to this is something to do with glaucoma and macular edema. Anyone ever code this before? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coderguy1939 View Post
    The nearest I can get to this is something to do with glaucoma and macular edema. Anyone ever code this before? Thanks.
    so--is phacomorphic glaucoma the same as phacomorphic cataract? if so then here is your answer..if not..we are back to square one.

    Phacomorphic glaucoma is the term used for secondary angle-closure glaucoma due to lens intumescence. The increase in lens thickness from an advanced cataract, a rapidly intumescent lens, or a traumatic cataract can lead to pupillary block and angle closure.

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    The 2nd DX the doctor used was anatomic narrowing but he never mentions borderline glaucoma. I was looking at 365.02.

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    looks good to me

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    So, would you use 366.8 for the cataract?

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    yes either the 366.8 or 366.9

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    Thanks for all your input, Mary.

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