ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V74.4

Screen-bact conjunctivit

Diagnosis Code V74.4

ICD-9: V74.4
Short Description: Screen-bact conjunctivit
Long Description: Screening examination for bacterial conjunctivitis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V74.4

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons without reported diagnosis encountered during examination and investigation of individuals and populations (V70-V82)
      • V74 Special screening examination for bacterial and spirochetal diseases

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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