ICD-10-CM Code H15

Disorders of sclera

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

H15 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of disorders of sclera. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:H15
Short Description:Disorders of sclera
Long Description:Disorders of sclera

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

  • H15.0 - Scleritis
  • H15.00 - Unspecified scleritis
  • H15.001 - Unspecified scleritis, right eye
  • H15.002 - Unspecified scleritis, left eye
  • H15.003 - Unspecified scleritis, bilateral
  • H15.009 - Unspecified scleritis, unspecified eye
  • H15.01 - Anterior scleritis
  • H15.011 - Anterior scleritis, right eye
  • H15.012 - Anterior scleritis, left eye
  • H15.013 - Anterior scleritis, bilateral
  • H15.019 - Anterior scleritis, unspecified eye
  • H15.02 - Brawny scleritis
  • H15.021 - Brawny scleritis, right eye
  • H15.022 - Brawny scleritis, left eye
  • H15.023 - Brawny scleritis, bilateral
  • H15.029 - Brawny scleritis, unspecified eye
  • H15.03 - Posterior scleritis
  • H15.031 - Posterior scleritis, right eye
  • H15.032 - Posterior scleritis, left eye
  • H15.033 - Posterior scleritis, bilateral
  • H15.039 - Posterior scleritis, unspecified eye
  • H15.04 - Scleritis with corneal involvement
  • H15.041 - Scleritis with corneal involvement, right eye
  • H15.042 - Scleritis with corneal involvement, left eye
  • H15.043 - Scleritis with corneal involvement, bilateral
  • H15.049 - Scleritis with corneal involvement, unspecified eye
  • H15.05 - Scleromalacia perforans
  • H15.051 - Scleromalacia perforans, right eye
  • H15.052 - Scleromalacia perforans, left eye
  • H15.053 - Scleromalacia perforans, bilateral
  • H15.059 - Scleromalacia perforans, unspecified eye
  • H15.09 - Other scleritis
  • H15.091 - Other scleritis, right eye
  • H15.092 - Other scleritis, left eye
  • H15.093 - Other scleritis, bilateral
  • H15.099 - Other scleritis, unspecified eye
  • H15.1 - Episcleritis
  • H15.10 - Unspecified episcleritis
  • H15.101 - Unspecified episcleritis, right eye
  • H15.102 - Unspecified episcleritis, left eye
  • H15.103 - Unspecified episcleritis, bilateral
  • H15.109 - Unspecified episcleritis, unspecified eye
  • H15.11 - Episcleritis periodica fugax
  • H15.111 - Episcleritis periodica fugax, right eye
  • H15.112 - Episcleritis periodica fugax, left eye
  • H15.113 - Episcleritis periodica fugax, bilateral
  • H15.119 - Episcleritis periodica fugax, unspecified eye
  • H15.12 - Nodular episcleritis
  • H15.121 - Nodular episcleritis, right eye
  • H15.122 - Nodular episcleritis, left eye
  • H15.123 - Nodular episcleritis, bilateral
  • H15.129 - Nodular episcleritis, unspecified eye
  • H15.8 - Other disorders of sclera
  • H15.81 - Equatorial staphyloma
  • H15.811 - Equatorial staphyloma, right eye
  • H15.812 - Equatorial staphyloma, left eye
  • H15.813 - Equatorial staphyloma, bilateral
  • H15.819 - Equatorial staphyloma, unspecified eye
  • H15.82 - Localized anterior staphyloma
  • H15.821 - Localized anterior staphyloma, right eye
  • H15.822 - Localized anterior staphyloma, left eye
  • H15.823 - Localized anterior staphyloma, bilateral
  • H15.829 - Localized anterior staphyloma, unspecified eye
  • H15.83 - Staphyloma posticum
  • H15.831 - Staphyloma posticum, right eye
  • H15.832 - Staphyloma posticum, left eye
  • H15.833 - Staphyloma posticum, bilateral
  • H15.839 - Staphyloma posticum, unspecified eye
  • H15.84 - Scleral ectasia
  • H15.841 - Scleral ectasia, right eye
  • H15.842 - Scleral ectasia, left eye
  • H15.843 - Scleral ectasia, bilateral
  • H15.849 - Scleral ectasia, unspecified eye
  • H15.85 - Ring staphyloma
  • H15.851 - Ring staphyloma, right eye
  • H15.852 - Ring staphyloma, left eye
  • H15.853 - Ring staphyloma, bilateral
  • H15.859 - Ring staphyloma, unspecified eye
  • H15.89 - Other disorders of sclera
  • H15.9 - Unspecified disorder of sclera

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of sclera, cornea, iris and ciliary body (H15-H22)
      • Disorders of sclera (H15)

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

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

  • Refractive errors
  • Cataracts - clouded lenses
  • Optic nerve disorders, including glaucoma
  • Retinal disorders - problems with the nerve layer at the back of the eye
  • Macular degeneration - a disease that destroys sharp, central vision
  • Diabetic eye problems
  • Conjunctivitis - an infection also known as pinkeye

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.

NIH: National Eye Institute

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