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    What diagnosis code would you use for a post-operative astigmatism?

    Missy Heuer CPC, CANPC

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    I think 367.22 is appropriate code.

    Astigmatism is an optical defect in which vision is blurred due to the inability of the optics of the eye to focus a point object into a sharp focused image on the retina. This may be due to an irregular or toric curvature of the cornea or lens.

    Irregular astigmatism is often caused by a corneal scar or scattering in the crystalline lens and cannot be corrected by standard spectacle lenses, but can be corrected by contact lenses.

    Hope this helps!


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