ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 224.4

Benign neoplasm cornea

Diagnosis Code 224.4

ICD-9: 224.4
Short Description: Benign neoplasm cornea
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of cornea
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 224.4

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Benign neoplasms (210-229)
      • 224 Benign neoplasm of eye

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 224.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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      • limbus of cornea��������������������������������� 190.4��� 198.4����� 234.0����� 224.4����� 238.8����� 239.89

Information for Patients

Benign Tumors

Also called: Benign cancer, Benign neoplasms, Noncancerous tumors

Tumors are abnormal growths in your body. They are made up of extra cells. Normally, cells grow and divide to form new cells as your body needs them. When cells grow old, they die, and new cells take their place. Sometimes, this process goes wrong. New cells form when your body does not need them, and old cells do not die when they should. When these extra cells form a mass, it is called a tumor.

Tumors can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer. Malignant ones are. Benign tumors grow only in one place. They cannot spread or invade other parts of your body. Even so, they can be dangerous if they press on vital organs, such as your brain.

Treatment often involves surgery. Benign tumors usually don't grow back.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Biopsy - polyps
  • Cherry angioma

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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
  • Corneal injury
  • Corneal transplant
  • Corneal transplant - discharge
  • Corneal ulcers and infections
  • Fluorescein eye stain
  • Fuchs' dystrophy
  • Interstitial keratitis
  • Keratoconus

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