ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 371.45

Keratomalacia NOS

Diagnosis Code 371.45

ICD-9: 371.45
Short Description: Keratomalacia NOS
Long Description: Keratomalacia NOS
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 371.45

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the sense organs
    • Disorders of the eye and adnexa (360-379)
      • 371 Corneal opacity and other disorders of cornea

Information for Patients

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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