ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 918.1

Superficial inj cornea

Diagnosis Code 918.1

ICD-9: 918.1
Short Description: Superficial inj cornea
Long Description: Superficial injury of cornea
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 918.1

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Superficial injury (910-919)
      • 918 Superficial injury of eye and adnexa

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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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Eye Injuries

The structure of your face helps protect your eyes from injury. Still, injuries can damage your eye, sometimes severely enough that you could lose your vision. Most eye injuries are preventable. If you play sports or work in certain jobs, you may need protection.

The most common type of injury happens when something irritates the outer surface of your eye. Certain jobs such as industrial jobs or hobbies such as carpentry make this type of injury more likely. It's also more likely if you wear contact lenses.

Chemicals or heat can burn your eyes. With chemicals, the pain may cause you to close your eyes. This traps the irritant next to the eye and may cause more damage. You should wash out your eye right away while you wait for medical help.

  • Corneal injury
  • Eye - foreign object in
  • Eye emergencies
  • Fluorescein eye stain
  • Hyphema
  • Slit-lamp exam

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