Eye (not cataracts)

What are 'Eye (not cataracts)' services?

Hospital treatment for the investigation and treatment of the eye and the contents of the eye socket. For example: retinal detachment, tear duct conditions, eye infections and medically managed trauma to the eye.

  • Cataract procedures are listed separately under Cataracts.
  • Eyelid procedures are listed separately under Plastic and reconstructive surgery.
  • Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer is listed separately under Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy for cancer.

Which level of Hospital cover includes these services?

Eye (not cataracts) services are included under our Bronze, Bronze Plus, Silver, Silver Plus and Gold Star Hospital policies.

What MBS item numbers are included in the Eye (not cataracts) services category?

18366, 18369, 18370, 18372, 18374, 42503, 42505, 42506, 42509, 42510, 42512, 42515, 42518, 42521, 42524, 42527, 42530, 42533, 42536, 42539, 42542, 42543, 42545, 42548, 42551, 42554, 42557, 42563, 42569, 42572, 42573, 42574, 42575, 42576, 42581, 42584, 42587, 42588, 42590, 42593, 42596, 42599, 42602, 42605, 42608, 42610, 42611, 42614, 42615, 42617, 42620, 42622, 42623, 42626, 42629, 42632, 42635, 42638, 42641, 42644, 42647, 42650, 42651, 42652, 42653, 42656, 42662, 42665, 42667, 42668, 42672, 42673, 42676, 42677, 42680, 42683, 42686, 42689, 42692, 42695, 42719, 42725, 42731, 42734, 42738, 42739, 42740, 42741, 42743, 42744, 42746, 42749, 42752, 42755, 42758, 42761, 42764, 42767, 42770, 42773, 42776, 42779, 42782, 42785, 42788, 42791, 42794, 42801, 42802, 42805, 42806, 42807, 42808, 42809, 42810, 42811, 42812, 42815, 42818, 42821, 42824, 42833, 42836, 42839, 42842, 42845, 42848, 42851, 42845, 42848, 42851, 42854, 42857, 42869, 43021, 43022, 43023

Important, please note.
The item numbers listed above will attract benefits from HIF provided that (a) the code forms part of a hospital inpatient admission; (b) the Member holds an eligible Hospital Cover product; and (c) the Member has served the necessary waiting periods.  To search for more information on a particular item code, simply copy and paste the code into Medicare's online search function here: http://www9.health.gov.au/mbs/search.cfm