ICD-10-CM Code H18.059

Posterior corneal pigmentations, unspecified eye

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

H18.059 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of posterior corneal pigmentations, unspecified eye. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code H18.059 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like krukenberg spindle or pigment on corneal endothelium or posterior corneal pigmentation.

ICD-10:H18.059
Short Description:Posterior corneal pigmentations, unspecified eye
Long Description:Posterior corneal pigmentations, unspecified eye

Synonyms

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

  • Krukenberg spindle
  • Pigment on corneal endothelium
  • Posterior corneal pigmentation

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code H18.059 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 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 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 124 - OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITH MCC
  • 125 - OTHER DISORDERS OF THE EYE WITHOUT MCC

Convert H18.059 to ICD-9

  • 371.13 - Post cornea pigmentation (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of sclera, cornea, iris and ciliary body (H15-H22)
      • Other disorders of cornea (H18)

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


Corneal Disorders

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
  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • 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

  • Cloudy cornea (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Corneal injury (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Corneal transplant (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Corneal ulcers and infections (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fuchs dystrophy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Keratoconus (Medical Encyclopedia)

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