ICD-10-CM Code H15.89

Other disorders of sclera

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

H15.89 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other disorders of sclera. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code H15.89 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acquired scleral show due to eyelid deformity, anterior sclera finding, anterior sclera finding, anterior sclera finding, color of sclera - finding, color of sclera - finding, etc

Short Description:Other disorders of sclera
Long Description:Other disorders of sclera

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 H15.89 are found in the index:


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Acquired scleral show due to eyelid deformity
  • Anterior sclera finding
  • Anterior sclera finding
  • Anterior sclera finding
  • Color of sclera - finding
  • Color of sclera - finding
  • Color of sclera - finding
  • Degenerative disorder of sclera
  • Episcleral nodule
  • Focal scleral thinning
  • Generalized scleral thinning
  • O/E - colored sclera
  • O/E - general eye examination
  • Pale sclera
  • Sclera avascular
  • Scleral dellen
  • Scleral discoloration
  • Scleral icterus
  • Scleral injection
  • Scleral melt
  • Scleral show
  • Scleral thinning
  • Scleral vascularity - finding
  • Scleral vascularity - finding
  • Sclerotenonitis
  • Senile scleral plaque

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code H15.89 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.


Convert H15.89 to ICD-9

  • 379.16 - Scleral degen dis NEC (Approximate Flag)
  • 379.19 - Disorder of sclera NEC (Approximate Flag)

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

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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