ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H18.451

Nodular corneal degeneration, right eye

Diagnosis Code H18.451

ICD-10: H18.451
Short Description: Nodular corneal degeneration, right eye
Long Description: Nodular corneal degeneration, right eye
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H18.451

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa
    • Disorders of sclera, cornea, iris and ciliary body (H15-H22)
      • Other disorders of cornea (H18)

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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