2022 ICD-10-CM Code H18.512

Endothelial corneal dystrophy, left eye

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

Short Description:Endothelial corneal dystrophy, left eye
Long Description:Endothelial corneal dystrophy, left eye

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)

H18.512 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of endothelial corneal dystrophy, left eye. The code H18.512 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Replacement Code

H18512 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s):

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

Treatments of corneal disorders include medicines, corneal transplantation, and corneal laser surgery.

NIH: National Eye Institute

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Code History

  • FY 2021 - Code Added, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021