Diagnosis Code 366.8
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- H26.8 - Other specified cataract (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Adherent cataract
- Anterior capsular lens opacities
- Anterior lens opacities
- Atopic cataract
- Axial cataract
- Calcified cataract
- Capsular and/or subcapsular cataract
- Immature cortical cataract
- Malnutrition-dehydration cataract
- Mixed type cataract
- Partial cataract
- Posterior subcapsular lens opacities
- Postoperative cataract syndrome
- Stationary cataract
- Subcapsular cataract
- Suture tip cataract
- Toxic cataract not due to drugs
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 366.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- lens 366.8
- Cataract (anterior cortical) (anterior polar) (black) (capsular) (central) (cortical) (hypermature) (immature) (incipient) (mature)� 366.9
Information for Patients
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye. It affects your vision. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery.
A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot spread from one eye to the other. Common symptoms are
- Blurry vision
- Colors that seem faded
- Glare - headlights, lamps or sunlight may seem too bright. You may also see a halo around lights.
- Not being able to see well at night
- Double vision
- Frequent prescription changes in your eye wear
Cataracts usually develop slowly. New glasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses or magnifying lenses can help at first. Surgery is also an option. It involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. Wearing sunglasses and a hat with a brim to block ultraviolet sunlight may help to delay cataracts.
NIH: National Eye Institute
- Cataract removal
- Slit-lamp exam
- Standard ophthalmic exam