ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H18.829

Corneal disorder due to contact lens, unspecified eye

Diagnosis Code H18.829

ICD-10: H18.829
Short Description: Corneal disorder due to contact lens, unspecified eye
Long Description: Corneal disorder due to contact lens, unspecified eye
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H18.829

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 Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H18.829 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Abrasion of eye region
  • Contact lens related corneal abrasion
  • Contact lens related corneal infiltrate
  • Contact lens related red eye
  • Contact lens related sterile keratitis
  • Corneal abrasion
  • Disorder of cornea associated with contact lens
  • Disorder of cornea associated with contact lens
  • Ill-defined disorder of eye
  • Red eye
  • Sterile keratitis
  • Superficial abrasion of eye region structure
  • Superficial injury of cornea
  • Superficial injury of eye
  • Unresolved contact lens related keratitis

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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Eye Wear

Also called: Contact lenses, Eyeglasses

Eye wear protects or corrects your vision. Examples are

  • Sunglasses
  • Safety goggles
  • Glasses (also called eyeglasses)
  • Contact lenses

If you need corrective lenses, you may be able to choose between contacts or glasses. Either usually requires a prescription. Almost anyone can wear glasses. Contact lenses require more careful handling.

Many jobs and some sports carry a risk of eye injury. Thousands of children and adults get eye injuries every year. Most are preventable with proper eye protection. Everyone is at risk for eye damage from the sun year-round. It's important to regularly use sunglasses that block out at least 99 percent of UV rays.

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