Valid for Submission
H17.10 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of central corneal opacity, unspecified eye. The code H17.10 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code H17.10 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like central opacity of cornea, central posterior corneal opacity, corneal leukoma interfering with central vision or corneal macula interfering with central vision.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like H17.10 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Central opacity of cornea
- Central posterior corneal opacity
- Corneal leukoma interfering with central vision
- Corneal macula interfering with central vision
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert H17.10 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code H17.10 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
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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