ICD-10-CM Code H04.12

Dry eye syndrome

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

H04.12 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of dry eye syndrome. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:H04.12
Short Description:Dry eye syndrome
Long Description:Dry eye syndrome

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • H04.121 - Dry eye syndrome of right lacrimal gland
  • H04.122 - Dry eye syndrome of left lacrimal gland
  • H04.123 - Dry eye syndrome of bilateral lacrimal glands
  • H04.129 - Dry eye syndrome of unspecified lacrimal gland

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code H04.12:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Tear film insufficiency, NOS

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code H04.12 are found in the index:


Clinical Information

  • DRY EYE SYNDROMES-. corneal and conjunctival dryness due to deficient tear production predominantly in menopausal and post menopausal women. filamentary keratitis or erosion of the conjunctival and corneal epithelium may be caused by these disorders. sensation of the presence of a foreign body in the eye and burning of the eyes may occur.

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of eyelid, lacrimal system and orbit (H00-H05)
      • Disorders of lacrimal system (H04)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Tears

You may only think of tears as those salty drops that fall from your eyes when you cry. Actually, your tears clean your eyes every time you blink. Tears also keep your eyes moist, which is important for your vision.

Tear glands produce tears, and tear ducts carry the tears from the glands to the surface of your eye. Problems with the tear system can include too many tears, too few tears, or problems with the tear ducts. Treatment of the problem depends on the cause.


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