ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H15.89

Other disorders of sclera

Diagnosis Code H15.89

ICD-10: H15.89
Short Description: Other disorders of sclera
Long Description: Other disorders of sclera
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H15.89

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H15.89 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Acquired scleral show due to eyelid deformity
  • Degenerative disorder of sclera
  • Episcleral nodule
  • On examination - colored sclera
  • On examination - general eye examination
  • Scleral dellen
  • Scleral discoloration
  • Scleral icterus
  • Scleral injection
  • Scleral melt
  • Scleral show
  • Sclerotenonitis
  • Senile scleral plaque

Information for Patients

Eye Diseases

Some eye problems are minor and don't last long. But some can lead to a permanent loss of vision.

Common eye problems include

  • Refractive errors
  • Cataracts - clouded lenses
  • Glaucoma - a disorder caused by damage to the optic nerve
  • Retinal disorders - problems with the nerve layer at the back of the eye
  • Macular degeneration - a disease that destroys sharp, central vision
  • Diabetic eye problems
  • Conjunctivitis - an infection also known as pinkeye

Your best defense is to have regular checkups, because eye diseases do not always have symptoms. Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss. See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision, if everything looks dim, or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that need quick attention are pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye, and inflammation.

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Anisocoria
  • Chemosis
  • Choroidal dystrophies
  • Coloboma of the iris
  • Episcleritis
  • Eye and orbit ultrasound
  • Eye burning - itching and discharge
  • Eye pain
  • Eye redness
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Fluorescein eye stain
  • Heterochromia
  • Ophthalmoscopy
  • Optic glioma
  • Optic nerve atrophy
  • Optic neuritis
  • Orbit CT scan
  • Orbital pseudotumor
  • Photophobia
  • Pinguecula
  • Pterygium
  • Pupil - white spots
  • Scleritis
  • Slit-lamp exam
  • Standard ophthalmic exam
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage
  • Uveitis
  • Watery eyes

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