2021 ICD-10-CM Code H02.88

Meibomian gland dysfunction of eyelid

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

H02.88 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of meibomian gland dysfunction of eyelid. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

ICD-10:H02.88
Short Description:Meibomian gland dysfunction of eyelid
Long Description:Meibomian gland dysfunction of eyelid

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Meibomian gland dysfunction of eyelid

Non-specific codes like H02.88 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for meibomian gland dysfunction of eyelid:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.881 for Meibomian gland dysfunction right upper eyelid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.882 for Meibomian gland dysfunction right lower eyelid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.883 for Meibomian gland dysfunction of right eye, unspecified eyelid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.884 for Meibomian gland dysfunction left upper eyelid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.885 for Meibomian gland dysfunction left lower eyelid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.886 for Meibomian gland dysfunction of left eye, unspecified eyelid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.889 for Meibomian gland dysfunction of unspecified eye, unspecified eyelid
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.88A for Meibomian gland dysfunction right eye, upper and lower eyelids
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H02.88B for Meibomian gland dysfunction left eye, upper and lower eyelids

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 toward 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

Treatment of eyelid problems depends on the cause.


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019