The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on implantation of accommodating intraocular lenses for cataract.


During cataract surgery the clouded natural lens of the eye is removed and clear vision is most commonly obtained with an implanted artificial lens. The standard intraocular lens has no focusing capability, whereas an accommodating intraocular lens allows focusing on near and distant objects.

Coding recommendations

C75.1 Insertion of prosthetic replacement for lens NEC

Note:  A supplementary OPCS-4 code is used to identify the method of concurrent extraction of lens (C71-C74)

It is not possible to capture the type of lens using OPCS-4.