ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 360.21

Progressive high myopia

Diagnosis Code 360.21

ICD-9: 360.21
Short Description: Progressive high myopia
Long Description: Progressive high (degenerative) myopia
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 360.21

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the sense organs
    • Disorders of the eye and adnexa (360-379)
      • 360 Disorders of the globe

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Refractive Errors

Also called: Farsightedness, Hyperopia, Myopia, Nearsightedness

The cornea and lens of your eye helps you focus. Refractive errors are vision problems that happen when the shape of the eye keeps you from focusing well. The cause could be the length of the eyeball (longer or shorter), changes in the shape of the cornea, or aging of the lens.

Four common refractive errors are

  • Myopia, or nearsightedness - clear vision close up but blurry in the distance
  • Hyperopia, or farsightedness - clear vision in the distance but blurry close up
  • Presbyopia - inability to focus close up as a result of aging
  • Astigmatism - focus problems caused by the cornea

The most common symptom is blurred vision. Other symptoms may include double vision, haziness, glare or halos around bright lights, squinting, headaches, or eye strain.

Glasses or contact lenses can usually correct refractive errors. Laser eye surgery may also be a possibility.

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Astigmatism
  • Corneal transplant
  • Corneal transplant - discharge
  • Facts about Presbyopia - NIH (National Eye Institute)
  • Farsightedness
  • Home vision tests
  • Nearsightedness
  • Presbyopia
  • Refraction test
  • Refractive corneal surgery - discharge
  • Standard ophthalmic exam

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