Below is a list summarizing the CPT codes for removal or destruction procedures on the cornea.
CPT Code 65430
CPT 65430 describes scraping of the cornea for diagnostic purposes, such as a smear and/or culture.
CPT Code 65435
CPT 65435 describes the removal of corneal epithelium with or without chemo cauterization, such as abrasion or curettage.
CPT Code 65436
CPT 65436 describes the removal of corneal epithelium with the application of a chelating agent such as EDTA.
CPT Code 65450
CPT 65450 describes the destruction of a cornea lesion by cryotherapy, photocoagulation, or thermocauterization.
CPT Code 65600
CPT 65600 describes multiple punctures of the anterior cornea for purposes such as corneal erosion or tattooing.