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.
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.
The NHS Classifications Service of NHS Connecting for Health is the central definitive source for clinical coding guidance and determines the coding standards associated with the classifications (OPCS-4 and ICD-10) to be used across the NHS. The NHS Classifications Service and NICE work collaboratively to ensure the most appropriate classification codes are provided. www.connectingforhealth.co.uk/clinicalcoding