ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H17.819

Minor opacity of cornea, unspecified eye

Diagnosis Code H17.819

ICD-10: H17.819
Short Description: Minor opacity of cornea, unspecified eye
Long Description: Minor opacity of cornea, unspecified eye
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H17.819

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa
    • Disorders of sclera, cornea, iris and ciliary body (H15-H22)
      • Corneal scars and opacities (H17)

Information for Medical Professionals

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
  • Corneal injury
  • Corneal transplant
  • Corneal ulcers and infections
  • Fuchs dystrophy
  • Keratoconus

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