ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 372.11

Simpl chr conjunctivitis

Diagnosis Code 372.11

ICD-9: 372.11
Short Description: Simpl chr conjunctivitis
Long Description: Simple chronic conjunctivitis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 372.11

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

Information for Patients


Also called: Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is the medical name for pink eye. It involves inflammation of the outer layer of the eye and inside of the eyelid. It can cause swelling, itching, burning, discharge, and redness. Causes include

  • Bacterial or viral infection
  • Allergies
  • Substances that cause irritation
  • Contact lens products, eye drops, or eye ointments

Pinkeye usually does not affect vision. Infectious pink eye can easily spread from one person to another. The infection will clear in most cases without medical care, but bacterial pinkeye needs treatment with antibiotic eye drops or ointment.

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Allergic conjunctivitis
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Vernal conjunctivitis

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