Pseudophakia ICD-10-CM Codes | 2023

Read this short guide to learn about Pseudophakia ICD codes you can use.

By on Feb 29, 2024.

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Pseudophakia ICD-10-CM Codes | 2023

What Pseudophakia ICD-10 codes can I use?

Suppose you’re looking for Pseudophakia ICD codes. In that case, there are a few that you can use, and your choice will depend on whether your patient has an artificial lens (pseudophakia means “fake lens”) or if they are dealing with a problem related to the artificial lens.

The main code you’re looking for is Z96.1 - Presence of intraocular lens. This is meant to be used on a patient confirmed to have an artificial lens in their eye or both. It’s unacceptable as a principal diagnosis because it’s merely explaining that they have an artificial lens or two in their eyes.

If your patient is dealing with an artificial lens displacement, you can pick any one of these three ICD-10 codes:

  • T85.328A - Displacement of other ocular prosthetic devices, implants and grafts, initial encounter
  • T85.328D - Displacement of other ocular prosthetic devices, implants and grafts, subsequent encounter
  • T85.328S - Displacement of other ocular prosthetic devices, implants and grafts, sequela

The one with the initial encounter label is meant for patients receiving active treatment for artificial lens displacement.

The one with the subsequent encounter label is meant to be used if the patient is in recovery and is still being given active/routine treatment.

The one with the sequela label is meant to be used if the patient is dealing with the aftereffects of the artificial lens displacement. Given this, this ICD-10 code should be accompanied by two other ICD-10 codes, one of which should designate the sequela’s nature, while the other should describe the sequela (meaning its effects).

If your patient is dealing with a problem related to their artificial lens and it doesn’t have a specific ICD-10 code, please use H27.8 - Other specified disorders of lens. This one is meant for such problems as artificial lens clarity being weak.

Are these Pseudophakia ICD-10 codes billable?

Yes. All five of these ICD-10 codes for Pseudophakia are valid and billable.

Clinical information about Pseudophakia:

Before we discuss Pseudophakia, let’s briefly discuss cataracts. Cataracts are these cloudy, opaque areas on our natural lenses whenever proteins in our natural lenses break down. They emerge as we get older. Over time, these cataracts can impact our vision, causing it to become blurry and hazy. It may even affect how we perceive colors. To get rid of cataracts, one must undergo cataract surgery.

Pseudophakia is the term that medical professionals use to refer to the fact that a person has an artificial lens in one of their eyes or both. Artificial lenses (sometimes called intraocular lenses or IOLs for short) are implants that surgeons put on the eyes after removing lenses during cataract surgery. These are made of acrylic, plastic, or silicone. These lenses help clear our vision and can help us reduce our reliance on contact lenses or glasses.

Synonyms include:

  • Artificial lens present
  • Artificial lens present in left eye
  • Artificial lens present in right eye
  • History of implantation of anterior chamber intraocular lens
  • History of implantation of posterior chamber intraocular lens
  • Bilateral pseudophakia
  • Lens capsule clarity in pseudophakia - finding
  • Lens capsule in pseudophakia finding
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Commonly asked questions

Are there different kinds of Pseudophakia?

Yes. There are four kinds: monofocal, multifocal, accommodating, and toric. You must adequately examine a patient’s eye and cataract to determine what your patient needs.

Do people with Pseudophakia still need contact lenses or glasses?

It depends on the person. Pseudophakia doesn’t altogether remove the need for them. Some people with Pseudophakia may still need glasses/contact lenses. Some might still need them to read or work.

Are there any risks to getting Pseudophakia implanted?

There might be inflammations or infections, but after getting artificial lens implants, patients will be given instructions on managing their eyes during recovery. This will likely involve using eye drops to prevent inflammations and infections.

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