ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H16.079

Perforated corneal ulcer, unspecified eye

Diagnosis Code H16.079

ICD-10: H16.079
Short Description: Perforated corneal ulcer, unspecified eye
Long Description: Perforated corneal ulcer, unspecified eye
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H16.079

Valid for Submission
The code H16.079 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of sclera, cornea, iris and ciliary body (H15-H22)
      • Keratitis (H16)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H16.079 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 121 - ACUTE MAJOR EYE INFECTIONS WITH CC/MCC
  • 122 - ACUTE MAJOR EYE INFECTIONS WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Synonyms
  • Perforated corneal ulcer
  • Perforation of cornea

Information for Patients


Corneal Disorders

Your cornea is the outermost layer of your eye. It is clear and shaped like a dome. The cornea helps to shield the rest of the eye from germs, dust, and other harmful matter. It also helps your eye to focus. If you wear contact lenses, they float on top of your corneas.

Problems with the cornea include

  • Refractive errors
  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Dystrophies - conditions in which parts of the cornea lose clarity due to a buildup of cloudy material

Treatments of corneal disorders include medicines, corneal transplantation, and corneal laser surgery.

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Cloudy cornea (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Corneal injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Corneal transplant (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Corneal ulcers and infections (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fuchs dystrophy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Keratoconus (Medical Encyclopedia)


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