H16.24 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of ophthalmia nodosa. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 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.
- Conjunctivitis, Allergic-. conjunctivitis due to hypersensitivity to various allergens.
- Keratoconjunctivitis-. simultaneous inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva.
- Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca-. drying and inflammation of the conjunctiva as a result of insufficient lacrimal secretion. when found in association with xerostomia and polyarthritis, it is called sjogren's syndrome.
- Keratoconjunctivitis, Infectious-. infectious diseases of cattle, sheep, and goats, characterized by blepharospasm, lacrimation, conjunctivitis, and varying degrees of corneal opacity and ulceration. in cattle the causative agent is moraxella (moraxella) bovis; in sheep, mycoplasma; rickettsia; chlamydia; or acholeplasma; in goats, rickettsia.
- Dry Eye Syndrome|Dry Eye|Dry Eye(s)|Dry eye|Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca-. a syndrome characterized by dryness of the cornea and conjunctiva. it is usually caused by a deficiency in tear production. symptoms include a feeling of burning eyes and a possible foreign body presence in the eye.
- Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis-. keratoconjunctivitis resulting from infection by adenoviruses.
- Keratoconjunctivitis-. inflammation of both the cornea and the conjunctiva.
Specific Coding for Ophthalmia nodosa
Non-specific codes like H16.24 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 ophthalmia nodosa:
Index to Diseases and Injuries References
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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:
Your cornea is the outermost layer of your eye. It is clear and shaped like a dome. The cornea helps to shield the rest of the eye from germs, dust, and other harmful matter. It also helps your eye to focus. If you wear contact lenses, they float on top of your corneas.
Problems with the cornea include:
- Refractive errors
- Dystrophies - conditions in which parts of the cornea lose clarity due to a buildup of cloudy material
Treatments of corneal disorders include medicines, corneal transplantation, and corneal laser surgery.
NIH: National Eye Institute
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