ICD-10 Diagnosis Code E10.3551

Type 1 diabetes with stable prolif diabetic rtnop, right eye

Diagnosis Code E10.3551

ICD-10: E10.3551
Short Description: Type 1 diabetes with stable prolif diabetic rtnop, right eye
Long Description: Type 1 diabetes mellitus with stable proliferative diabetic retinopathy, right eye
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code E10.3551

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Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00–E90)
    • Diabetes mellitus (E08-E13)
      • Type 1 diabetes mellitus (E10)

Information for Patients


Diabetes Type 1

Also called: Insulin-dependent diabetes, Juvenile diabetes, Type I diabetes

Diabetes means your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. With type 1 diabetes, your pancreas does not make insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stays in your blood. Over time, high blood glucose can lead to serious problems with your heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and gums and teeth.

Type 1 diabetes happens most often in children and young adults but can appear at any age. Symptoms may include

  • Being very thirsty
  • Urinating often
  • Feeling very hungry or tired
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Having sores that heal slowly
  • Having dry, itchy skin
  • Losing the feeling in your feet or having tingling in your feet
  • Having blurry eyesight

A blood test can show if you have diabetes. If you do, you will need to take insulin for the rest of your life. A blood test called the A1C can check to see how well you are managing your diabetes.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • A1C test (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diabetes - low blood sugar - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diabetes - tests and checkups (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diabetes - when you are sick (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diabetes and exercise (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Giving an insulin injection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Type 1 diabetes (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Diabetic Eye Problems

Also called: Diabetic retinopathy

If you have diabetes, your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Over time, this can damage your eyes. The most common problem is diabetic retinopathy. It is a leading cause of blindness in American adults.

Your retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye. You need a healthy retina to see clearly. Diabetic retinopathy damages the tiny blood vessels inside your retina.

You may not notice it at first. Symptoms can include

  • Blurry or double vision
  • Rings, flashing lights, or blank spots
  • Dark or floating spots
  • Pain or pressure in one or both of your eyes
  • Trouble seeing things out of the corners of your eyes

Treatment often includes laser treatment or surgery, with follow-up care.

Two other eye problems can happen to people with diabetes. A cataract is a cloud over the lens of your eye. Surgery helps you see clearly again. Glaucoma happens when pressure builds up in the eye, damaging the main nerve. Eye drops or surgery can help.

If you have diabetes, you should have a complete eye exam every year. Finding and treating problems early may save your vision.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Diabetes - eye care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diabetes and eye disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diabetes eye exams (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fluorescein angiography (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intravitreal injection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Laser photocoagulation -- eye (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Standard ophthalmic exam (Medical Encyclopedia)


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