ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V42.5

Cornea transplant status

Diagnosis Code V42.5

ICD-9: V42.5
Short Description: Cornea transplant status
Long Description: Cornea replaced by transplant
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V42.5

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons with a condition influencing their health status (V40-V49)
      • V42 Organ or tissue replaced by transplant

Information for Medical Professionals

Convert to ICD-10 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
  • Z94.7 - Corneal transplant status

  • Cornea transplant recipient
  • History of cornea recipient

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V42.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Status (post)
      • transplant
        • cornea V42.5
    • Transplant (ed)
      • cornea V42.5

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

[Read More]
Previous Code
Previous Code V42.4
Next Code
V42.6 Next Code