ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 379.09

Scleritis NEC

Diagnosis Code 379.09

ICD-9: 379.09
Short Description: Scleritis NEC
Long Description: Other scleritis and episcleritis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 379.09

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Deep scleritis
  • Infective scleritis
  • Necrotizing scleritis
  • Nodular scleritis
  • Non-pyogenic granulomatous scleritis
  • Pyogenic metastatic scleritis
  • Rheumatoid episcleritis
  • Rheumatoid scleritis
  • Scleral abscess
  • Simple episcleritis
  • Superficial scleritis
  • Tuberculous episcleritis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Eye Diseases

Some eye problems are minor and don't last long. But some can lead to a permanent loss of vision.

Common eye problems include

  • Refractive errors
  • Cataracts - clouded lenses
  • Glaucoma - a disorder caused by damage to the optic nerve
  • Retinal disorders - problems with the nerve layer at the back of the eye
  • Macular degeneration - a disease that destroys sharp, central vision
  • Diabetic eye problems
  • Conjunctivitis - an infection also known as pinkeye

Your best defense is to have regular checkups, because eye diseases do not always have symptoms. Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss. See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision, if everything looks dim, or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that need quick attention are pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye, and inflammation.

NIH: National Eye Institute

  • Anisocoria
  • Chemosis
  • Choroidal dystrophies
  • Coloboma of the iris
  • Epicanthal folds
  • Episcleritis
  • Eye and orbit ultrasound
  • Eye burning - itching and discharge
  • Eye pain
  • Eye redness
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Fluorescein eye stain
  • Heterochromia
  • Ophthalmoscopy
  • Optic glioma
  • Optic nerve atrophy
  • Optic neuritis
  • Orbit CT scan
  • Orbital pseudotumor
  • Palpebral slant - eye
  • Photophobia
  • Pinguecula
  • Pterygium
  • Pupil - white spots
  • Scleritis
  • Slit-lamp exam
  • Standard ophthalmic exam
  • Subconjunctival hemorrhage
  • Uveitis
  • Watery eyes

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