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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

TN.9.5

Assistance at Cataract and Intraocular Lens Surgery - (Item 51318)

The reference to "previous significant surgical complication" covers vitreous loss, rupture of posterior capsule, loss of nuclear material into the vitreous, intraocular haemorrhage, intraocular infection (endophthalmitis), cystoid macular oedema, corneal decompensation or retinal detachment.

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Category 3 - THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES

51318

51318 - Additional Information

Item Start Date:
01-May-1997
Description Updated:
01-May-1997
Schedule Fee Updated:
01-Jul-2021

Assistance at cataract and intraocular lens surgery where patient has:

-    total loss of vision, including no potential for central vision, in the fellow eye; or

-    previous significant surgical complication in the fellow eye; or

-    pseudo exfoliation, subluxed lens, iridodonesis, phacodonesis, retinal detachment, corneal scarring, pre-existing uveitis, bound down miosed pupil, nanophthalmos, spherophakia, Marfan's syndrome, homocysteinuria or previous blunt trauma causing intraocular damage

Fee: $187.05 Benefit: 75% = $140.30 85% = $159.00

(See para TN.9.1, TN.9.5 of explanatory notes to this Category)


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