Implantation of an opaque intraocular lens for intractable double vision (IPG293)
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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 implantation of an opaque intraocular lens for intractable double vision.
Double vision (also known as diplopia) is seeing two images of a single object instead of one. In this procedure, the clear lens of one eye is removed and replaced with a non-transparent (opaque) lens. The aim is to block out one of the double images.
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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.
In addition the ICD-10 code H53.2 Diplopia would be recorded.
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
- IPG293 Implantation of an opaque intraocular lens for intractable double vision: guidance (Web format)
- IPG293 Implantation of an opaque intraocular lens for intractable double vision: consultation comments
- Interventional procedures consultation document - implantation of an opaque intraocular lens for intractable double vision
- Overview of implantation of an opaque intraocular lens for intractable double vision
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: 03 December 2013
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