Corneal implants for the correction of refractive error (IPG225)
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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on corneal implants for the correction of refractive error.
Short-sightedness is the inability to see clearly at a distance. Eyesight can usually be corrected by wearing spectacles or contact lenses. The insertion of clear plastic implants into the cornea is an interventional procedure aiming to restore eyesight in short-sightedness.
C46.4 Insertion of prosthesis into cornea
Excludes: Insertion of therapeutic contact lens (C51.5)
In addition the ICD-10 code H52.1 Myopia would be recorded.
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- IPG225 Corneal implants for the correction of refractive error: guidance (web format)
- IPG225 Corneal implants for the correction of refractive error: Guidance
- IPG225 Corneal implants for the correction of refractive error: Understanding NICE guidance
- Corneal implants for the correction of refractive error (interventional procedures consultation)
- Corneal implants for the correction of refractive error (interventional procedures overview)
This guidance has been incorporated into the following NICE Pathways, along with other related guidance and products.
Visit the NICE Pathway: eye conditions
This page was last updated: 06 December 2013
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