2022 ICD-10-CM Code H11.05

Peripheral pterygium of eye, progressive

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:H11.05
Short Description:Peripheral pterygium of eye, progressive
Long Description:Peripheral pterygium of eye, progressive

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of conjunctiva (H10-H11)
      • Other disorders of conjunctiva (H11)

H11.05 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of peripheral pterygium of eye, progressive. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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.

Specific Coding for Peripheral pterygium of eye, progressive

Non-specific codes like H11.05 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 peripheral pterygium of eye, progressive:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H11.051 for Peripheral pterygium, progressive, right eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H11.052 for Peripheral pterygium, progressive, left eye
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H11.053 for Peripheral pterygium, progressive, bilateral
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use H11.059 for Peripheral pterygium, progressive, unspecified eye

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 H11.05 are found in the index:

Information for Patients


Eye Diseases

Some eye problems are minor and don't last long. But some can lead to a permanent loss of vision.

Common eye problems include

Your best defense is to have regular checkups, because eye diseases do not always have symptoms. Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss. See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision, if everything looks dim, or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that need quick attention are pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye, and inflammation.

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