Cataracts

The following MBS item numbers are included in this clinical category. The following is an indicative list of MBS items that are covered in the clinical category. Other MBS items not listed here may also be covered. If you cannot find the item you are looking for, please speak with your insurer.

42698
Lens extraction, excluding surgery performed for the correction of refractive error except for anisometropia greater than 3 dioptres following the removal of cataract in the first eye (Anaes.)
42701
Intraocular lens, insertion of, excluding surgery performed for the correction of refractive error except for anisometropia greater than 3 dioptres following the removal of cataract in the first eye (Anaes.)
42702
Lens extraction and insertion of artificial lens, excluding surgery performed for the correction of refractive error except for anisometropia greater than 3 dioptres following the removal of cataract in the first eye (Anaes.)
42703
intraocular lens or iris prosthesis insertion of, into the posterior chamber with fixation to the iris or sclera (Anaes.) (Assist.)
42704
intraocular lens, removal or repositioning of by open operation, not being a service associated with a service to which item 42701 applies (Anaes.)
42705
LENS EXTRACTION AND INSERTION OF INTRAOCULAR LENS, excluding surgery performed for the correction of refractive errorexcept for anisometropia greater than 3 dioptres following the removal of cataract in the first eye, performed in association with insertion of a trans-trabecular drainage device or devices, in a patient diagnosed with open angle glaucoma who is not adequately responsive to topical anti-glaucoma medications or who is intolerant of anti-glaucoma medication. (Anaes.)
42707
intraocular lens, removal of and replacement with a different lens, excluding surgery performed for the correction of refractive error except for anisometropia greater than 3 dioptres following the removal of cataract in the first eye (Anaes.)
42710
intraocular lens, removal of, and replacement with a lens inserted into the posterior chamber and fixated to the iris or sclera (Anaes.) (Assist.)
42713
iris suturing, mccannell technique or similar, for fixation of intraocular lens or repair of iris defect (Anaes.) (Assist.)
42716
Cataract, juvenile, removal of, including subsequent needlings (Anaes.) (Assist.)


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