ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H40.1194

Primary open-angle glaucoma, unsp, indeterminate stage

Diagnosis Code H40.1194

ICD-10: H40.1194
Short Description: Primary open-angle glaucoma, unsp, indeterminate stage
Long Description: Primary open-angle glaucoma, unspecified eye, indeterminate stage
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H40.1194

Valid for Submission
The code H40.1194 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

New 2017 ICD-10 Code
H40.1194 is new to ICD-10 code set for the FY 2017, effective October 1, 2016.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Glaucoma (H40-H42)
      • Glaucoma (H40)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H40.1194 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

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

Replacement Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplacement Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2016. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017).

This code replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s) listed below:
  • H40.11X4 - Primary open-angle glaucoma, indeterminate stage


Information for Patients


Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve. It is a leading cause of blindness in the United States. It usually happens when the fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises, damaging the optic nerve. Often there are no symptoms at first. Without treatment, people with glaucoma will slowly lose their peripheral, or side vision. They seem to be looking through a tunnel. Over time, straight-ahead vision may decrease until no vision remains.

A comprehensive eye exam can tell if you have glaucoma. People at risk should get eye exams at least every two years. They include

  • African Americans over age 40
  • People over age 60, especially Mexican Americans
  • People with a family history of glaucoma

There is no cure, but glaucoma can usually be controlled. Early treatment can help protect your eyes against vision loss. Treatments usually include prescription eyedrops and/or surgery.

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Glaucoma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ophthalmoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Standard ophthalmic exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tonometry (Medical Encyclopedia)


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