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    What CPT code should be used for a Yag laser of an interior membrane?

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    66821 for 366.53
    -58 modifier if within CE-IOL global for same eye.
    Known as a capsulotomy; often times after the cataract extraction/IOL replacement (CE-IOL)
    the lens capsule (which may remain, depending on the type of CE they do) can become cloudy or 'opacified'. This may warrant using a YAG laser to punch holes in the capsule to improve vision.

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