ICD-10 Diagnosis Code H57.9

Unspecified disorder of eye and adnexa

Diagnosis Code H57.9

ICD-10: H57.9
Short Description: Unspecified disorder of eye and adnexa
Long Description: Unspecified disorder of eye and adnexa
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code H57.9

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa
    • Other disorders of eye and adnexa (H55-H57)
      • Other disorders of eye and adnexa (H57)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
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Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code H57.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Acute disease of eye
  • Ankylosing spondylarthritis and eye lesions
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Chronic disease of ocular adnexa
  • Contact lens related disorder
  • Diffuse mesangial sclerosis with ocular abnormalities
  • Disorder of anterior segment of eye
  • Disorder of eye proper
  • Disorder of eye region
  • Disorder of ocular adnexa
  • Disorder of posterior segment of eye
  • Eye symptom
  • Ill-defined disorder of eye
  • Limited duction associated with other condition of eye
  • Neonatal ophthalmologic disorder
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Visual system complication of procedure
  • Visual system disorder

Information for Patients

Eye Diseases

Some eye problems are minor and don't last long. But some can lead to a permanent loss of vision.

Common eye problems include

  • Refractive errors
  • Cataracts - clouded lenses
  • Glaucoma - a disorder caused by damage to the optic nerve
  • Retinal disorders - problems with the nerve layer at the back of the eye
  • Macular degeneration - a disease that destroys sharp, central vision
  • Diabetic eye problems
  • Conjunctivitis - an infection also known as pinkeye

Your best defense is to have regular checkups, because eye diseases do not always have symptoms. Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss. See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision, if everything looks dim, or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that need quick attention are pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye, and inflammation.

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Anisocoria
  • Chemosis
  • Choroidal dystrophies
  • Coloboma of the iris
  • Episcleritis
  • Eye and orbit ultrasound
  • Eye burning - itching and discharge
  • Eye pain
  • Eye redness
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Fluorescein eye stain
  • Heterochromia
  • Ophthalmoscopy
  • Optic glioma
  • Optic nerve atrophy
  • Optic neuritis
  • Orbit CT scan
  • Orbital pseudotumor
  • Photophobia
  • Pinguecula
  • Pterygium
  • Pupil - white spots
  • Scleritis
  • Slit-lamp exam
  • Standard ophthalmic exam
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage
  • Uveitis
  • Watery eyes

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