ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 373.5

Infec dermatitis lid NEC

Diagnosis Code 373.5

ICD-9: 373.5
Short Description: Infec dermatitis lid NEC
Long Description: Other infective dermatitis of eyelid
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 373.5

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
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  • Bacterial dermatitis of eyelid
  • Impetigo of eyelid
  • Infective dermatitis of eyelid
  • Molluscum contagiosum with eyelid involvement
  • Viral dermatitis of eyelid

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Eyelid Disorders

Your eyelids help protect your eyes. When you blink, your eyelids spread moisture over your eyes. Blinking also helps move dirt or other particles off the surface of the eye. You close your eyelids when you see something coming towards your eyes. This can help protect against injuries.

Like most other parts of your body, your eyelids can get infected, inflamed, or even develop cancer. There are also specific eyelid problems, including

  • Eyelids that turn in or out
  • Eyelids that droop
  • Abnormal blinking or twitching

Treatment of eyelid problems depends on the cause.

  • Blepharitis
  • Chalazion
  • Ectropion
  • Entropion
  • Eyelid bump
  • Eyelid drooping
  • Eyelid lift
  • Eyelid twitch
  • Oculoplastic procedures

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