ICD-10-CM Code H27

Other disorders of lens

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

H27 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of other disorders of lens. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Short Description:Other disorders of lens
Long Description:Other disorders of lens

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • H27.0 - Aphakia
  • H27.00 - Aphakia, unspecified eye
  • H27.01 - Aphakia, right eye
  • H27.02 - Aphakia, left eye
  • H27.03 - Aphakia, bilateral
  • H27.1 - Dislocation of lens
  • H27.10 - Unspecified dislocation of lens
  • H27.11 - Subluxation of lens
  • H27.111 - Subluxation of lens, right eye
  • H27.112 - Subluxation of lens, left eye
  • H27.113 - Subluxation of lens, bilateral
  • H27.119 - Subluxation of lens, unspecified eye
  • H27.12 - Anterior dislocation of lens
  • H27.121 - Anterior dislocation of lens, right eye
  • H27.122 - Anterior dislocation of lens, left eye
  • H27.123 - Anterior dislocation of lens, bilateral
  • H27.129 - Anterior dislocation of lens, unspecified eye
  • H27.13 - Posterior dislocation of lens
  • H27.131 - Posterior dislocation of lens, right eye
  • H27.132 - Posterior dislocation of lens, left eye
  • H27.133 - Posterior dislocation of lens, bilateral
  • H27.139 - Posterior dislocation of lens, unspecified eye
  • H27.8 - Other specified disorders of lens
  • H27.9 - Unspecified disorder of lens

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code H27:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • congenital lens malformations Q12
  • mechanical complications of intraocular lens implant T85.2
  • pseudophakia Z96.1

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the eye and adnexa (H00–H59)
    • Disorders of lens (H25-H28)
      • Other disorders of lens (H27)

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

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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