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Focal Laser in Post-op Period

Question: On Sept. 15, the ophthalmologist performed focal laser surgery on the area of edema in the left eye. On Oct. 15, the patient returns for a postoperative visit, and the ophthalmologist performs another focal laser treatment for an area of edema that has appeared in the same eye. What should I report for the Oct. 15 procedure? South Carolina Subscriber Answer: You [...]