ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T26.1

Burn of cornea and conjunctival sac

Diagnosis Code T26.1

ICD-10: T26.1
Short Description: Burn of cornea and conjunctival sac
Long Description: Burn of cornea and conjunctival sac
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T26.1

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Burns and corrosions (T20-T32)
      • Burn and corrosion confined to eye and adnexa (T26)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code T26.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    Information for Patients


    A burn is damage to your body's tissues caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or radiation. Scalds from hot liquids and steam, building fires and flammable liquids and gases are the most common causes of burns. Another kind is an inhalation injury, caused by breathing smoke.

    There are three types of burns:

    • First-degree burns damage only the outer layer of skin
    • Second-degree burns damage the outer layer and the layer underneath
    • Third-degree burns damage or destroy the deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath

    Burns can cause swelling, blistering, scarring and, in serious cases, shock, and even death. They also can lead to infections because they damage your skin's protective barrier. Treatment for burns depends on the cause of the burn, how deep it is, and how much of the body it covers. Antibiotic creams can prevent or treat infections. For more serious burns, treatment may be needed to clean the wound, replace the skin, and make sure the patient has enough fluids and nutrition.

    NIH: National Institute of General Medical Sciences

    • Burns (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Chemical burn or reaction (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Minor burns - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Skin graft (Medical Encyclopedia)

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    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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Corneal injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Corneal transplant (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Corneal ulcers and infections (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Fuchs dystrophy (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Keratoconus (Medical Encyclopedia)

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    Eye Injuries

    The structure of your face helps protect your eyes from injury. Still, injuries can damage your eye, sometimes severely enough that you could lose your vision. Most eye injuries are preventable. If you play sports or work in certain jobs, you may need protection.

    The most common type of injury happens when something irritates the outer surface of your eye. Certain jobs such as industrial jobs or hobbies such as carpentry make this type of injury more likely. It's also more likely if you wear contact lenses.

    Chemicals or heat can burn your eyes. With chemicals, the pain may cause you to close your eyes. This traps the irritant next to the eye and may cause more damage. You should wash out your eye right away while you wait for medical help.

    • Corneal injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Eye - foreign object in (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Eye emergencies (Medical Encyclopedia)
    • Hyphema (Medical Encyclopedia)

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