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Opthalmology CPT codes description

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    Can anyone explain to me what is the difference between 66170 (in absence of previous surgery) and 66172 (with scarring from previous ocular surgery)

    I am not familiar with Opth codes

    Thank you

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    66170 - This procedure is to promote better drainage of fluid and there is no evidence of scarring from a previous surgery.
    66172 - This procedue is the same as above but there may be adhesions from a previous surgery or trauma and they must be reduced.
    Hope this helps.
    Sharon

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    Thank you

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