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    Doctor's pre and post-op DX is ruptured globe, but indications in the op report states patient was "referred with sudden onset of a perforation of the cornea. She has been complaining of approximately 6 week to 8 week history of eye discomfort in her right eye with treatment of dry eye."

    This does not sound like a traumatic injury to me but a spontaneous rupture of the eye involving the cornea. I'm looking at 371.89 as a DX rather than 871.9. I'd appreciate opinions, please.

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    I think 371.89 is more appropriate too

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    Thanks for the input, Mary.

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