ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H04.429

Chronic lacrimal canaliculitis of unsp lacrimal passage

Diagnosis Code H04.429

ICD-10: H04.429
Short Description: Chronic lacrimal canaliculitis of unsp lacrimal passage
Long Description: Chronic lacrimal canaliculitis of unspecified lacrimal passage
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H04.429

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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 Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H04.429 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 124 - OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITH MCC
  • 125 - OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Chronic inflammation of lacrimal passages
  • Chronic lacrimal canaliculitis
  • Lacrimal canaliculus inflamed

Information for Patients


Tears

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