ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H04.222

Epiphora due to insufficient drainage, left lacrimal gland

Diagnosis Code H04.222

ICD-10: H04.222
Short Description: Epiphora due to insufficient drainage, left lacrimal gland
Long Description: Epiphora due to insufficient drainage, left lacrimal gland
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H04.222

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of eyelid, lacrimal system and orbit (H00-H05)
      • Disorders of lacrimal system (H04)

Information for Patients


Tears

You may only think of tears as those salty drops that fall from your eyes when you cry. Actually, your tears clean your eyes every time you blink. Tears also keep your eyes moist, which is important for your vision.

Tear glands produce tears, and tear ducts carry the tears from the glands to the surface of your eye. Problems with the tear system can include too many tears, too few tears, or problems with the tear ducts. Treatment of the problem depends on the cause.

  • Blocked tear duct
  • Dry eye syndrome


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