ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H26.009

Unspecified infantile and juvenile cataract, unspecified eye

Diagnosis Code H26.009

ICD-10: H26.009
Short Description: Unspecified infantile and juvenile cataract, unspecified eye
Long Description: Unspecified infantile and juvenile cataract, unspecified eye
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H26.009

Valid for Submission
The code H26.009 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of lens (H25-H28)
      • Other cataract (H26)

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Pediatric diagnoses Additional informationCallout TooltipPediatric diagnoses
Pediatric. Age range is 0–17 years inclusive (e.g., Reye’s syndrome, routine child health exam).


Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H26.009 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITH MCC 124
  • OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITHOUT MCC 125

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Synonyms
  • Cataract
  • Cataract of right eye
  • Infantile and/or juvenile cataract
  • Infantile cataract
  • Infantile, juvenile and presenile cataracts
  • Juvenile cataract
  • Nonsenile cataract
  • Nonsenile cataract
  • On examination - cataract present
  • On examination - cataract present
  • Presenile cataract
  • Unilateral cataract
  • Unilateral cataract

Information for Patients


Cataract

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)


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