Diagnosis Code H26.003
Information for Medical Professionals
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Pediatric diagnoses Pediatric diagnoses
Pediatric. Age range is 0–17 years inclusive (e.g., Reye’s syndrome, routine child health exam).
Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H26.003 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
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- 366.00 - Nonsenile cataract NOS (approximate) Approximate Flag
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- Bilateral cataracts
- Capsular cataract
- Cataract of lens capsule of bilateral eyes
- Cataract of lens capsule of left eye
- Cataract of lens capsule of right eye
- Total cataract of lens of bilateral eyes
- Total cataract of lens of left eye
- Total cataract of lens of right eye
Information for Patients
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye. It affects your vision. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.
A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot spread from one eye to the other. Common symptoms are
- Blurry vision
- Colors that seem faded
- Glare - headlights, lamps or sunlight may seem too bright. You may also see a halo around lights.
- Not being able to see well at night
- Double vision
- Frequent prescription changes in your eye wear
Cataracts usually develop slowly. New glasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses or magnifying lenses can help at first. Surgery is also an option. It involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. Wearing sunglasses and a hat with a brim to block ultraviolet sunlight may help to delay cataracts.
NIH: National Eye Institute
- Cataract (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Cataract removal (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Slit-lamp exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Standard ophthalmic exam (Medical Encyclopedia)