ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 250.50

DMII ophth nt st uncntrl

Diagnosis Code 250.50

ICD-9: 250.50
Short Description: DMII ophth nt st uncntrl
Long Description: Diabetes with ophthalmic manifestations, type II or unspecified type, not stated as uncontrolled
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 250.50

Code Classification
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases, and immunity disorders (240–279)
    • Diseases of other endocrine glands (249-259)
      • 250 Diabetes mellitus

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Advanced diabetic maculopathy
  • Advanced diabetic retinal disease
  • Diabetic cataract
  • Diabetic cataract associated with type II diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetic intraretinal microvascular anomaly
  • Diabetic iritis
  • Diabetic macular edema
  • Diabetic macular edema not clinically significant
  • Diabetic maculopathy
  • Diabetic oculopathy
  • Diabetic oculopathy associated with type II diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetic ophthalmoplegia
  • Diabetic optic papillopathy
  • Diabetic retinal microaneurysm
  • Diabetic retinal venous beading
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Diabetic retinopathy 12 month review
  • Diabetic retinopathy 6 month review
  • Diabetic retinopathy associated with type II diabetes mellitus
  • Diabetic traction retinal detachment
  • Diabetic vitreous hemorrhage
  • Diabetic vitreous hemorrhage associated with type II diabetes mellitus
  • Diffuse diabetic maculopathy
  • Exudative maculopathy associated with type I diabetes mellitus
  • Exudative maculopathy associated with type II diabetes mellitus
  • Focal diabetic maculopathy
  • High risk proliferative diabetic retinopathy not amenable to photocoagulation
  • Ischemic diabetic maculopathy
  • Mixed diabetic maculopathy
  • Non-high-risk proliferative diabetic retinopathy with clinically significant macular edema
  • Non-high-risk proliferative diabetic retinopathy with no macular edema
  • Nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy
  • Nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy associated with type II diabetes mellitus
  • On examination - diabetic maculopathy present both eyes
  • On examination - left eye background diabetic retinopathy
  • On examination - left eye diabetic maculopathy
  • On examination - left eye preproliferative diabetic retinopathy
  • On examination - left eye proliferative diabetic retinopathy
  • On examination - left eye stable treated proliferative diabetic retinopathy
  • On examination - right eye background diabetic retinopathy
  • On examination - right eye diabetic maculopathy
  • On examination - right eye proliferative diabetic retinopathy
  • On examination - right eye stable treated proliferative diabetic retinopathy
  • On examination - sight threatening diabetic retinopathy
  • Ophthalmic complication of malnutrition-related diabetes mellitus
  • Preproliferative diabetic retinopathy
  • Proliferative diabetic retinopathy
  • Proliferative diabetic retinopathy - high risk
  • Proliferative diabetic retinopathy - high risk with clinically significant macular edema
  • Proliferative diabetic retinopathy - high risk with no macular edema
  • Proliferative diabetic retinopathy - iris neovascularization
  • Proliferative diabetic retinopathy - non high risk
  • Proliferative diabetic retinopathy - quiescent
  • Proliferative diabetic retinopathy associated with type II diabetes mellitus
  • Proliferative diabetic retinopathy with new vessels elsewhere than on disc
  • Proliferative diabetic retinopathy with new vessels on disc
  • Severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy
  • Severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with clinically significant macular edema
  • Severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with no macular edema
  • Very severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy
  • Very severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with clinically significant macular edema
  • Very severe nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy with no macular edema
  • Very severe proliferative diabetic retinopathy
  • Visually threatening diabetic retinopathy

Information for Patients


Diabetes

Also called: DM, Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Glucose comes from the foods you eat. Insulin is a hormone that helps the glucose get into your cells to give them energy. With type 1 diabetes, your body does not make insulin. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Without enough insulin, the glucose stays in your blood. You can also have prediabetes. This means that your blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. Having prediabetes puts you at a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes.

Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause serious problems. It can damage your eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Diabetes can also cause heart disease, stroke and even the need to remove a limb. Pregnant women can also get diabetes, called gestational diabetes.

A blood test can show if you have diabetes. Exercise, weight control and sticking to your meal plan can help control your diabetes. You should also monitor your glucose level and take medicine if prescribed.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • A1C test
  • Blood sugar test - blood
  • Choose More than 50 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Diabetes Education Program)
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes - keeping active
  • Diabetes - low blood sugar - self-care
  • Diabetes - tests and checkups
  • Diabetes - when you are sick
  • Diabetes and exercise
  • Giving an insulin injection
  • Glucose tolerance test - non-pregnant
  • High blood sugar
  • Immunizations - diabetes
  • Long term complications of diabetes
  • Preparing for surgery when you have diabetes


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Diabetes Type 2

Also called: Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes means your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. With type 2 diabetes, the more common type, your body does not make or use insulin well. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Without insulin, too much glucose stays in your blood. Over time, high blood glucose can lead to serious problems with your heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and gums and teeth.

You have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes if you are older, obese, have a family history of diabetes, or do not exercise. Having prediabetes also increases your risk. Prediabetes means that your blood sugar is higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes.

The symptoms of type 2 diabetes appear slowly. Some people do not notice symptoms at all. The symptoms can include

  • Being very thirsty
  • Urinating often
  • Feeling very hungry or tired
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Having sores that heal slowly
  • Having blurry eyesight

A blood test can show if you have diabetes. Many people can manage their diabetes through healthy eating, physical activity, and blood glucose testing. Some people also need to take diabetes medicines.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • A1C test
  • Choose More than 50 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Diabetes Education Program)
  • Diabetes type 2 - meal planning
  • Giving an insulin injection
  • High blood sugar
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes - self-care


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Diabetic Eye Problems

Also called: Diabetic retinopathy

If you have diabetes, your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Over time, this can damage your eyes. The most common problem is diabetic retinopathy. It is a leading cause of blindness in American adults.

Your retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye. You need a healthy retina to see clearly. Diabetic retinopathy damages the tiny blood vessels inside your retina.

You may not notice it at first. Symptoms can include

  • Blurry or double vision
  • Rings, flashing lights, or blank spots
  • Dark or floating spots
  • Pain or pressure in one or both of your eyes
  • Trouble seeing things out of the corners of your eyes

Treatment often includes laser treatment or surgery, with follow-up care.

Two other eye problems can happen to people with diabetes. A cataract is a cloud over the lens of your eye. Surgery helps you see clearly again. Glaucoma happens when pressure builds up in the eye, damaging the main nerve. Eye drops or surgery can help.

If you have diabetes, you should have a complete eye exam every year. Finding and treating problems early may save your vision.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Diabetes - eye care
  • Diabetes and eye disease
  • Diabetes eye exams
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Intravitreal injection
  • Standard ophthalmic exam


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